Weather Tidbits: Tundra Climate

The climate of the tundra is explored on this Weather Tidbits. The climate is defined with the warmest month below 50°F, but still reaches above freezing. The tundra is known for  permafrost, which is when the short cool summer thaws about a few feet of soil and keeps the rest of the ground (subsoil) permanently frozen. This region is treeless consists of mosses, lichens, and scattered woody vegetation that are few centimeters tall, and also becomes muddy and swampy in the summer. The precipitation is minimal less than 8 inches, which would be classified as a desert in lower latitudes, but is not due to low evaporation keeping moisture intact.

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