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1 Arctic Tundra: The Frozen Desert
Stick Reves® Travel Agency Joey Chin, Liem Tu, Andrew Weiss, Rachel Gallagher Period 7

2 Arctic Tundra

3 Biome Features Flat Ground is permanently frozen No trees
Some permafrost melts in summer

4 Climate Winter: cold and dark Average temperature: -18 F
Avg. summer temp.: 12 F Can reach up to 54 degrees Fahrenheit Water forms lakes and marshes during summer Winds can reach 30 mph Yearly precipitation cm (6-10in.)


6 Plants Over 1700 species of plants
Examples: arctic willow, pasque flower, bearberry, purple saxifrage, arctic poppy, cottongrass Shallow root systems prevents large plants

7 Animals Arctic Fox has short ears and with thick coat to keep warm
Low amounts of biodiversity in tundra Snowy owls Mining and drilling threaten animals

8 Seasonal Information Visit in summer – 53 days of 24/7 sunshine
Don’t come in Winter – temperatures can reach -50F

9 Unique features of the Biome
During summer there is daylight 24 hours Largest biome

10 Adaptations Animals, such as arctic foxes, breed and raise young quickly in the summer as an adaption to the long, cold winters. Most animals also are insulated with more fat. Arctic moss plants store nutrients when not growing so that new leaves can be made quickly in the Spring.

11 Tourism Polar bear swim (use extreme caution) Building igloos
Observing wildlife

12 Joey Chin, Liem Tu, Andrew Weiss, Rachel Gallagher

13 Sources “Biomes.” coft. Earth floor. N.d. web. 15 Dec “Tundra Animals.” Tundra Animals. N.d. web. 15 Dec “Arctic Moss.” Tundra Plants. N.d. web. 15. Dec

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