The Tundra By: Kaylee Dunning, Haley Kern, Tanner Bigam, and Brayden Kershaw Period 1: Accelerated Science
The tundra exists in locations between 55 °N and 70 °N It is in Alaska, Greenland, Russia, and Canada
Tourist Attraction There are 2 major tourist attractions- The La Citadel and Place Royal. The La Citadel is the largest British fortress, built in America. The La Citadel is still active as a military site. Place royal is part of history a coastal town has been an important part of history. La Citadel Place royal
Climate Summers only last 6-10 weeks Winters have average temperatures of -20° to -30°F Summers have average temperatures of 30° to 60°F Four Seasons Winter Short Spring Summer Fall
Precipitation There are about six to ten inches of rain, which is mostly snow, per year. Permafrost is a permanently frozen layer of Earth that causes slow evaporation. Which makes for less precipitation per year.
Animals and Adaptations Animals Shrews Hares Wolves Foxes Bears Deer Caribou ShrewHare Wolf Deer
Animals and Adaptations Adaptations: Foxes scavenge food because food is scarce. Caribou have hooves to help them swim and walk through the snow. Polar bears have two layers of thick fur, and they also have sharp claws to help them catch seals. They have black skin to absorb heat. Fox Caribou Polar Bear
Environmental Concerns of the Tundra Water is not available most of the year. Among the driest and coldest climates. Few Plants and animals are in tundra because of the cold. The climate is changing Drastically because of global warming.
Plants and Adaptations Adaptations The plants grow on mats of roots because the ground is to hard. Mosses shut down organs and become inactive or they “hibernate” when it gets too cold. Arctic willows grow hairs to keep warm. Arctic Moss
The Alaskan Pipeline is held in the Tundra. There are oil rigs and mines. Permafrost soil is a permanently frozen layer of soil. Alaskan Pipeline