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By: Eric, Wade, Mabel. Tundra. The tundra is very cold and the spring and summer are only three months combined . Location of the Tundra. The tundra biome is located in the artic circle . The artic circle surrounds the North Pole. . The Temperatures and Precipitation of the Tundra.

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Tundra

By: Eric, Wade, Mabel

Tundra

The tundra is very cold and the spring and summer are only three months combined.


Location of the tundra
Location of the Tundra

  • The tundra biome is located in the artic circle.

  • The artic circle surrounds the North

  • Pole.


The temperatures and precipitation of the tundra
The Temperatures and Precipitation of the Tundra

Precipitation

Temperature

  • The temperature

    in the summer is

    37-54⁰F.

  • The temperature

    In the winter can

    Reach -50⁰F.

  • The two types of precipitation they have in the tundra are rain and snow.

  • They have less than 10 inches of rain each year.

  • In all they have 10-40 cm of precipitation.


Animals of the tundra
Animals of the Tundra

  • The artic fox has smaller ears and a smaller tail to help preserve heat.

  • The artic fox also grows a thick fur coat to keep its body warmer.

  • The polar bear hibernates in the worst parts of the winter to decrease their energy loss.

  • The Polar bear also grows a thick coat in winter.


A tundra plant
A Tundra Plant

  • The lichens that live in the harsh permafrost soil usually ADAPT to the weather by being short and grouped together.

  • The lichens also use very little energy.


Human influence
Human influence

  • This picture shows an oil plant.

People are moving into the tundra and building new things and animal are having troubles finding food.

People are also destroying habitats by mining and digging for oil.


Fun facts
Fun Facts

  • The longest plant is as long as your finger.

  • The word tundra means “treeless pain.”

  • Almost twenty percent of the Earth’s land surface is tundra.


Sources
Sources

  • Brummet, David C.; Destinations In Science; Addison-Wesley; 1995; pg #B28-B29

  • Environments; Delta Education; 2000; pg #14-16

  • Kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/tundra.html; 12-5-13, 12-6-13


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