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What Is a Tundra?
The word "tundra" is derived from the Finnish "tunuri," meaning "treeless plain." This barren landscape is characterized by a permafrost, where the land remains frozen throughout the year. Only the top layer of soil thaws long enough for sparse... More »
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra

In physical geography, tundra is a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. The term tundra comes ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/tundra-biome

Low-growing tundra vegetation displays fall colors in California's Kings Canyon National Park. Alpine tundras exist worldwide at altitudes above the mountain ...

www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html

Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, ...

www.britannica.com/science/tundra

tundra: a major zone of treeless level or rolling ground found in cold regions, mostly north of the Arctic Circle (Arctic tundra) or above the timberline on high ...

kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/tundra.html

LOCATION: The tundra biome is the coldest of all biomes. It is also quite big. The tundra covers about one fifth of the land on earth. The word tundra comes from ...

www.sciencedaily.com/terms/tundra.htm

In physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. There are three types of tundra: ...

www.bornfree.org.uk/wild-crew/habitat-conservation/habitat/arctic-tundra

Arctic tundra is often very flat, cold and windy. Much of the ground is permanently frozen and the air is very dry. In fact the tundra is a type of cold desert.

www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/tundra.html

Image that shows a portion of the Arctic Tundra landscape. Arctic tundra is found across northern Alaska, Canada, and Siberia. This biome has long cold winters ...

animals.sandiegozoo.org/habitats/tundra

Tundra habitat is found in the Arctic, beyond the permanent ice pack that surrounds the North Pole. It is a habitat of contrasting seasons, with temperatures as ...