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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tundra Biome Weather The weather in the tundra biome (or cold desert)is cold and dry with low precipitation all year long.During Summer;the weather is milder with temperatures ranging from 3°C to 12°C. Summer in tundras last for 6 to 10 weeks.During Winter;During Winter the sun barely rises and it is darkfor most of the day.the temperatures on average is -29°C to -34°C.During Winter it gets unusually cold and dry.The average rainfall 15-25cm Flora In the tundra, the plants that are able to sustain themselvesin the harsh conditions of the tundra are low to the groundand also, during summer these plants photosynthesise insome places. Some examples of these are willows, sedges, grasses, lichens, moses and other vegetations in their dwarf forms. Fauna Animals that are able to survive the harsh conditionsof the tundra are animals bearing fur pelts and, insectsthat breed in the shallow lakes of the tundra has evolvedto possess frost resistant eggs. Some examples of these are caribous, reindeers, musk oxen, wolves, ptarmigan, snow geese, tundra swans, Dall sheep,brown bears, polar bears, small rodents and lemmings. The tundra biome is a cold and, dry (for most of the time)place, controlled by the cold climate and the northern latitude. The ground ranges from high plateaus to barren ground with permanently frozen soil referred to as permafrost soil coveredby grass, dominating the biome a thin layer ofthe soil structure does melt during summer. Wateris unable to pass through the permafrost which iswhy puddles and other shallow bodies of waterforms in this cold dry biome. Organisms obtainnutrients (directly or indirectly) here mostly from the dead organic matter that litters the entire biome. The most abundant nutrient here isphosphorus and nitrogen. Tundra biomes are found worldwide in;parts of Greenland, parts of Alaska, Northern Canada and, Russia. Tundras are largely restricted to the Northern hemisphere in theArctic Circle. lichen lemming arctic fox polar bears An example of a food chain in a tundra: Map of Tundra Biomes Permafrost Structure Human Impacts Due to the extreme temperatures and harshconditions of the tundra biome, there are littleto no direct human impacts, however, humansstill have quite an impact on the tundra biomes by building structures such as houses and ski resorts in the tundra biome, oil drilling, minesand hunted the wildlife for food, rare materialsor pelts. Humans also threaten the tundra biomes with the constant use of fossil fuel and,pollution which leads to climate change warming the tundra. By David M
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