Tundra is the coldest biome in the world. It comes from the Finnish word Tunturia, and it means treeless plain.
Tundra is known for its frost molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and it's shorter seasons.
It is also has two parts which are the Arctic Tundra and Alpine Tundra.
Characteristics of Tundra
1. Extremely cold climate.
2. Low biotic diversity.
3. Simple vegetation structure.
4. Limitation of drainage.
5. Short season of growth and reproduction.
6. Energy and nutrients in the form of dead organic material.
7. Large population oscillations.
Temperatures of Tundra
Tundra's regular temperature is -18 degrees Fahrenheit. It can drop down to -94 degrees Fahrenheit. Tundra gets 6-10 inches of rain or snow per year, and is just as dry as the driest desert. Which is pretty dry, if you ask me
Some of the plants that grow in Tundra are Bearberry's, Mosses, Labrador Tea, Tufted Saxifrage, and Pasque Flower. There are more than 2000 plants that is in Tundra. The animals that live here eat these plants mostly to survive.
Some of the animals that live in Tundra are Polar Bears, Eagles, and Caribou. The animals that live in Tundra have special adaptions that allow them to survive the extreme temperatures and conditions in Tundra. In the spring the animals go out of the forest to go to the tundra. Most animals though can survive in this climate.
How would I survive in Tundra? I would survive my always having some kind of weapon with me. I wouldn't really have to worry about getting dehydrated because the air is probably damp, and there is snow and water. I would have to hunt for food everyday. I would also have to have some kind of heavy clothing like, animal fur to keep me warm and not freeze to death. That would be bad.
If I Were To Live There
If I lived in Tundra and I had a microphone with me to tell you what I see, feel, or taste. I would see mountains with snow all over them, ice, and animals that I wouldn't see here like Polar Bears.I would feel the cold breeze running through my hair But, even though I would definitely have thick cloths on the air, which is so colds that I could still feel most of the breeze. I doubt I would really taste anything. Maybe water from the snow floating around.