5 Tundra Fun Facts!

5 Tundra Fun Facts!

– The tundra is characterized by a layer of permafrost; a layer of permanently frozen subsoil.

– A tundra consists of strong winds; low precipitation; short & soggy summers; long, cold & dark winters; poorly developed soils; permafrost.

– Ground-hugging plants such as mosses, lichens, sedges, & short grasses all participate in the dominant plant life of a tundra.

– Tundras are located in North America, Asia & Europe.

– During the short, cool summer, the ground thaws to a depth of a few centimeters & become soggy & wet.

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