The Arctic tundra is a cold, vast, treeless area of low, swampy plains in the far north around the Arctic Ocean. It includes the northern lands of Europe (Lapland and Scandinavia), Asia (Siberia), and North America (Alaska and Canada), as well as most of Greenland. Another type of tundra is the alpine tundra, which is a biome that exists at the tops of high mountains.
The frozen cold ecosystems found near the Northern most parts of the Earth are called tundra by scientists. These locations are known for their long cold winters, and their short cool summers.
The Earth’s tundra’s are home to a variety of specialized plants and animals that have adapted to survival in such brutal environments. Animals such as seals, polar bears, arctic hares, and arctic foxes, as well as a variety of other animals have become experts at finding food, and surviving the long cold winters. Many of these animals have white fur, in order to allow them to blend in with the snow.
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Tundra The tundra is a vast and treeless land. It is usually very cold, and the land is pretty stark. Tundra comes from the Finnish word "tuntuna", which means a treeless plain. It has permafrost that never thaws.
BrainPOP.com: Tundra Watch a movie from Brain POP on the two types of Tundra: Arctic Tundra and Alpine Tundra. While waiting for the movie to load, play a quiz game to see how much you know about the Tundra Biome.
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Tundra Biomes Tundra, the "ice desert", "frozen prairie", the cold plains of the Far North get their name from the Finnish word "tunturia", which means barren or treeless land. Information on Arctic Tundra and Alpine Tundra. Includes Images of Tundra Biomes.
Tundra There are two types of tundra in the world, Arctic and Alpine. The Arctic Tundra is at the top of the world around the North Pole. The tops of tall cold mountains are Alpine Tundra. Contents: Animals, Vegetation, Climate and Location, and Health Issues.
The Tundra The tundra is the simplest biome in terms of species composition and food chains.
Tundra Biome The winters in the tundra can be as low as -57 degrees Celsius (-126 degrees F).
Arctic Wildlife - Birds, Mammals, and Sea Mammals from Arctic Studies Center, a U.S. government program, established in 1988.
Arctic Wildlife Photos, and Antarctic Wildlife Photos.