Presentation on theme: "Climate Types and Characteristics WG SOL 2a. World Climate Regions –Low latitudes-tropical wet and tropical wet and dry –Middle Latitudes- Mediterranean,"— Presentation transcript:
TUNDRA CLIMATE TUNDRA CLIMATE LONG BITTERY COLD WINTERS WITH VERY SHORT COOL SUMMERS. SUMMERS GET CONSTANT LIGHT BUT LITTLE HEAT FROM THE SUN.
Tundra Closer to the Poles than the subarctic Tundra – cold and dry weather The Tundra is so cold that parts of the soil stay frozen permanently – Permafrost Only the few top layers of the soil thaw during the summer months. This thawed soil turns marshy in the summer giving the plants the nutrients they need to live.
Tundra Vegetation There are no trees that grow in the tundra because it is too cold for their roots to set up in the ground There are however sturdy grasses and low bushes that grow
POLAR ICE CAP CLIMATE POLAR ICE CAP CLIMATE ALWAYS COVERED WITH SNOW AND ICE. BITTERLY COLD ALL YEAR AROUND WITH LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION.
Ice Cap Climate Antarctica and Greenland Monthly temperatures average in Antarctica is -128 degrees No vegetation grows here however some mosses and fungi can grow.
HIGHLAND CLIMATE HIGHLAND CLIMATE MOUNTAIN AREAS WHERE THE HIGHER IN ALTITUDE THE COOLER THE AIR TEMPERATURE Sea Level 1,000 ft 3,300 ft 6,600 ft 9,900 ft 13,200 ft 16,500 ft 19,800 ft 81°F 77°F 70°F 57°F 49°F 34°F 21°F 9°F Guayaquil * Guayaquil Quito * Quito Hot Zone TemperateZone Temperate Zone Cold Zone Tundra Snow cap