The Tundra Biome… The tundra is a biome that is caracterized by his extremed temperatures. there are three tipes of tundras: artic tundra, antarctic tundra and the alpine tundra. The artic and antarctic tundra have a dark and cold winter, it´s average tamperatures round -50 ºC to -28 ºC on Summer the temperature rise to 12 ºC but often decreases to 3 ºC. On the alpine tundra has an average winter temperature with -3 ºC to 0 ºC and the warmer seasons have temperatures rounding 10 ºC to 50 ºC. All three tipes of tundra have a low annual precepitation rate.
Animals that are common in the biome (Alpine Tundra) <ul><li>The Tundra is a place that houses very curious and unique animals, the animals that live there have adapted themselves to that enviroment. On the Alpine tundra we can see a large variority of animals like the Kea parrot, marmot, Mountain goats, chinchilla and pika. </li></ul>That is a Pika and not one pikachu . Kea parrot Marmot Mountain goat Chinchila
(Arctic Tundra) <ul><li>The Artic tundra is a frozen land but has also some animals living there like the caribou (reindeer), musk ox, arctic hare, arctic fox, snowy owl, lemmings, and polar bears. </li></ul>Caribou Artic hare Lemmings Musk ox Polar bears Artic fox Snowy owl
The Antarctic Tundra is also a frozen land like the artic one but has diferent animals living there like . Sea mammals and sea birds, including seals and penguins, inhabit areas near the shore, and some small mammals, like rabbits and cats, have been introduced by humans to some of the subantarctic islands. (Antarctic Tundra) Seals Penguins Rabbits
Plants that could be found on the biome <ul><li>On any Tundra we may find a several variaty of plants or small bushes but nothing else , in fact, we don´t find any tree on any tundra due to the wide ice that covers the ground but we may find low growing plants such as moss, heath, and lichen. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Impacts that the Global warming may have on the biome </li></ul><ul><li>A grave problem is that , Tundra has a soil-bound carbon and it traps the carbon dioxide a green house gas which means that what was once a carbon sink is now a carbon source. </li></ul><ul><li>Another consequence is that with the rise of temperatures and the melt of the ice, if the animals and plants that live there cannot adapt themselves to the climate change all that species will wane in time </li></ul>
PowerPoint realized by <ul><li>Ricardo Morgado 11º C n 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Tiago Cardoso 11ºC n 18 </li></ul>If you want to see Tundra with your own eyes you can see it in: Canadá Alasca Sweden Greenland Norway Finland Siberia With special thanks www.wikipedia.com www.google.com (images)