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Alpine Biome. By: T. Kim. General Information. Similar to tundra/artic biomes High mountain areas: 10,000 ft+ Average temperature Summer: 10-15 C Winter: Below freezing Limiting Factors: several temperature, lack of CO2, high UV wavelengths, etc. Precipitation: 30 cm/year.

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Alpine Biome

By: T. Kim


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General Information

  • Similar to tundra/artic biomes

    • High mountain areas: 10,000 ft+

    • Average temperature

      • Summer: 10-15 C

      • Winter: Below freezing

    • Limiting Factors: several temperature, lack of CO2, high UV wavelengths, etc.

    • Precipitation: 30 cm/year


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Species Diversity

  • Plant life- Growing season is about 180 days, and the soil is well-drained.

    • Tussock grasses, dwarf trees, small-leafed shrubs, heaths

  • Animals- only warm-blooded animals can be found

    • Mountain goats, sheep, elk, insects including beetles, grasshoppers, and butterflies.


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Food Chain


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People in the Alpines

  • Populations in the alpine biome are specially adapted to the living conditions

    • Larger lung capacity

    • More hemoglobin in blood

  • The Sherpas are the world’s highest living population


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The Alpine Biome

A. Blake


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The Alpine Climate...

Temperature:

summer: -12 to 10 degrees Celsius

winter: below freezing temperatures

Precipitation: 12 inches each year

Solar Insolation: 2 seasons

winter: October to May

summer: June to September


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The Alpine Climate...

Limiting Factors

  • extreme cold and wind

  • high altitude

  • Little carbon dioxide

  • Strong sunlight

    • high UV exposure


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Species Diversity

Plants

  • Tussock grasses

  • Dwarf trees

  • Small-leafed shrubs

  • heaths


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Species Diversity

Animals

  • Chinchilla

  • Snowshoe rabbit

  • Ptarmigan

  • Mountain goat

  • Sheep

  • Elk

  • Beetle

  • Grasshopper

  • Butterfly

  • pika


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Heat

Heat

Heat

Food Chain

Heat

Heat


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