Dawn Ingrid Atkins(201002868)http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/coxa/502/tundra.html
General (Tundra) About 1/5 of earth There is an Artic tundra & Alphine tundraArctic Tundra Alphine Tundrahttp://aarband.weebly.com/arcticantarctic-tundra-biome.htmlhttp://www.glogster.com/43rockstarr/alpine-tundra/g-6luujgjfqj7e2daf3sorga0
Arctic Tundra In the Northern Hemisphere around North polehttp://www.teachingtimes.com/articles/curriculum_resources_poletopole.htm
Altitude & Tundra Biome Ranges from 300 - 11,079 feet in elevation Located in: far north of Greenland Alaska Canada Europe Russia
Temperature in a TundraBiome coldest of all biomesUnder the soil earth is frozen & never meltsSummer Winter•last short time (60 days)•3-12 degrees C•Warm enough for plants & animals toreproduce & grow.• very cold & long• -34 degrees C•T can drop to -70 C
Rainfall in Tundra Biome Annual rainfall = 15-25 cm About a m under top layer of soil – ground that is permanently frozen= PermafrostSummer Top level of soil thaws - for plants to grow &reproduce (dormant over winter) Permafrost NEVER thaws (plants = shallow root systems) When water soaks upper soil surface, ponds form &provide moisture for plants & small life forms
Animals found in the Artic Adapted to survive long cold winters extra layer of fat (keep them warm) In winter their fur = longer & thicker Many hibernate during winter= food is hard to find Others migrate to warmer places Animal populations fluctuate with the seasons Animals breed & raise their young in short summer
Animals in a Tundra BiomeArctic wolf Musk oxhttp://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/biometundra.htmhttp://true-wildlife.blogspot.com/2010/12/arctic-wolf.html
Plants in Tundra Low growing (Trees don’t grow here) Group together (withstand winds & cold temperatures) Adapted so that photosynthesis can occur(in low light & cold Temperature)
Plants in a Tundra BiomeMoss Lichenshttp://www.marinebio.net/marinescience/04benthon/arclife.htm
Interesting facts:Tundra Biome Tundra comes Finnish word means “treeless plain” Tundra = worlds coldest & driest biomes Nights last for weeks (winter) Summer- sun shines almost 24 hours a day (Arctic =Land of Midnight Sun)
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