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          Kalaallit Nunaat low arctic tundra (NA1113)  By Quinn Millegan

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Greenland was first discovered by the Vikings.  Most of the year, the low Kalaallit tundra is covered in snow, except certain warm parts of the year.  This is unlike the high Kalaallit tundra which is covered in snow all year.

    The arctic fox is one animal at the  top of the food chain  in the lower Kalaallit tundra.  The arctic fox can blend into the tundra with its white camouflage.  With that, the arctic fox can kill and eat it's prey.

Tundra- icy & frozen most of the year
Liam - Svalbard - Norway

Ally - Marielandia - Antarctica
Katherine  Marielandia - Antarctica
Carissa - Marielandia - Antarctica
Nes - Central Siberia - Russia
Jack H - Antarctica
 

     In Greenland the climate and rainfall is the same changes during the seasons, but it's a lot colder.  For example, in July and august it's the hottest time of the year.  It is also in Greenland, the temperature is just colder.
 

                     

This is the Greenland Caribou.  It lives primarily in west Greenland.  These caribou live in the cold arctic tundra of Greenland.  They also roam around North eastern Canada.

Here is a video of Greenland

Here is a site about travel to Greenland

Here is another video about Greenland

Here is an NWF video of Greenland

     My biome is Greenland.  Greenland is very cold.  Just yesterday, it was colder than Antarctica.  The Atlantic ocean current goes right past Greenland.  That is one thing that makes it cold.  If there was no ice, it really would be "Greenland."

     Greenland is in tundra.  Greenland is mostly grass, but it has glaciers covering it.  This region includes:  Antarctica, Russia, Norway, Sweden, part of Alaska, and part of Canada.  Almost all of the tundra is covered in snow or ice.

     In Greenland, there is mainly one plant species, grass.  The grass there can survive even under all that ice.  It would sprout immediately into visible grass if the ice was gone.  Grass can survive very harsh climate.  Unlike most plants.

     One herbivore in Greenland is the Greenland caribou.  It lives primarily in west Greenland.  These caribou live in the cold arctic tundra of Greenland.  They also roam around North eastern Canada.  These caribou are technically normal caribou though.

     My personal favorite predator is the Arctic fox.  It eats sea birds, eggs, and crustations for its main diet.  their main adaptation is that the color of their fur changes by season to control body heat and to camouflage into their surroundings.   

     Greenland was home to several successive Paleo-Eskimo cultures known primarily through archaeological findings. From around 2500 BC to 800 BC, southern and western Greenland was inhabited by the Saqqaq culture.   Most findings of Saqqaq period archaeological remains have been around disco bay. From 2400 BC to 1300 BC the independence of culture existed in northern Greenland. It was a part of the Arctic small tool tradition.

     Science has shown that urbanizing in Greenland has little or no impact on global warming increase.  But it has also shown that as we urbanize arctic areas, more and more of the waste and trash we produce goes outside.  When this happens, the arctic tundra and snow melts, increasing the greenhouse affect.  This is more of a controversial thing.

     I chose to study Greenland because I love the cold, snow, and grass.  It's perfect for me!  I also chose it because I might actually want to live there one day.  Greenland is just so fascinating to me too.  I have no idea what it is, but Greenland just attracts me to itself. 

    

  In Greenland, there isn't a lot of vegetation, but, there is a lot of grass.  It grows very well next to the really big glaciers.  They grow very well in harsh climates also .  They even grow in the upper part of Greenland.

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