Geography: Extreme Environments

AbbieMallett
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A couple of flash card questions to help revision with extreme environments.

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AbbieMallett
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Question Answer
Explain the main physical characteristics of polar regions? -Cold -Little precipitation, mostly snow -Glacial areas covered in ice and frozen soil -Some seasonal change -Growing season in tundra -Winters have few hours of daylight
Explain the main physical characteristics of hot arid climates. -Cold night temp because there are few clouds to keep heat in -Occasional flash flooding -Hot temp (norm over 30 degrees) -Little seasonal change -Little plant, animal and human life in hottest environments -Sometimes less that 250mm of precipitation per year
What sort of polar flora and fauna are there in glacial regions? -Little life apart from some insects, arachnids and mice -Hardy plants close to ground
What sort of polar flora and fauna in tundra regions? -Many animals, insects and birds -Thick layers of fat/fur -Coloured white to camouflage Sedges and moss
What sort of hot arid flora and fauna is there in semi arid regions? -Animals store water in fat and are nocturnal -Collect moisture from air -Dissipate heat
What can polar environments climate change lead to? -Burst lakes due to build up of melt water -Solifluction due to large areas of soil melting and causing landslides