EF Climate
POLAR ICE CAPS
by: Kayla McMillan

Polar Ice Caps

Locations:

EF climates are located primarily in the Interior Greenland, most of Antarctica, and most of the Arctic Islands

Blue = EF climate zones
Arctic Islands
Antarctica

Precipitation:

There is very little precipitation and it mostly falls as snow. On average there is less than 10in annually. The wettest month to be recorded with about 30mm of precipitation.

Temperatures:

They are extremely cold with practically no summer. The temperatures vary from 32F and lower.

Flora (Plants):

Not much can grow in these freezing temperatures; however, in some areas, plant life can survive. Moss, lichen, algae, and fungi are some commonly known flora.

Lichen

Fauna (Animals):

There are only a few animals that could survive these harsh living conditions. Here are some of the main animals that live in the polar ice caps.

1) Polar Bears
2) Penguins
3) Killer Whale
4) Beluga Whales
5) Harbor Seals

Characteristics:

1. No summer

2. Very cold

3. Harsh winters

4. Nine months with temperatures below freezing

5. Not much signs of life