The Arctic fox has multiple adaptations to help it survive the same. Compared to other fox species, the Arctic fox has relatively shorter necks, legs and ears(structural adaptation). With a smaller surface area exposed, less heat is lost when compared to the more lanky Southern Foxes. The southern foxes are 25% larger that their Arctic counterparts, and thus unable to survive the harsh Arctic weather. Additionally, the Arctic fox also has a thick and insulating coat, including on the tail.
Bardarbunga is an example of a type of subglacial volcano as it is underneath the Vatnajokull glacier. This 2,300 feet deep caldera contains many fissures along which eruptions frequently occur. Bardarbunga erupts approximately twice every century with the last eruption having been in 1910 before the more recent eruption in 2014-2015. This subglacial volcano is known for producing the largest lava flow in the past 10,000 years. Bardarbunga is also known as being a composite volcano that produces effusive eruptions.
Geology of the Hawaiian Island Chain The chain of Hawaiian Islands formed as the Pacific plate moved over a hot spot in the mantle of the Earth. The plate slowly moves northwestward at a rate of about 32 miles per million years. The northwestern islands are older and generally smaller due to prolonged exposure and erosion. Plate tectonics, types of volcanoes, hot spots, and sea mounts, are all an important part of the geology of the hawaiian island chain. Plate tectonics is a theory that Earth’s crust is composed of nearly a dozen plates, which have shifted around the surface of the Earth over time.
The taiga and the Lynx are very unique things in this world. The taiga has different temperatures during different seasons. The average temperature of the taiga is 32o, in the summer it can reach up to 50o, in the winter it can reach up to 26.6o and the highest temperature in the taiga has been 104o. The taiga biome is in different locations around the world and the locations are in the Northern hemisphere, this locations are North America, Asia, Europe, Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and Russia. In the taiga it gets very cold in the winter and the lowest temperature in the taiga can be -60o!
Introduction The frozen land of the Canadian artic stretches north of across the top of North America from Alaska to Greenland. Here, for more than four thousand years have lived the people of the ice, the Innu. For about nine months of a year here it snows. The soil is always frozen just below the surface, and in winter the seas turn into ice. This climate is one of the harshest on earth.
Luckily, there are oases, rivers, an ocean nearby, and relief from mountainous areas that make sure the park is not too dry. However, I have drawn more land than water in my poster to indicate fewer regions of water which shows the dry climate. To further add, because of the cold temperatures in this park, if it rains, the rain will most likely turn to snow (depicted on the ground and the mountainous regions of my poster). In addition, in the summer, the temperatures get a bit warmer (depicted on the left side of my poster). This means that in June, there will be a bit of snow, but July and August will be the only months without snow lying on the ground.
The mean daily temperature at Yosemite Valley (elevation 3,966 feet or 1,209 metres) varies from 46 - 90 °F (8 to 32 °C). Average seasonal snowfall also varies across the park. It is estimated that areas at the higher elevations, especially between 8,000 and 10,000 feet, receive an average snowfall of 150 to 200 inches per year. The greatest snow depth at any one time
The white and grey fur coat allows them to blend into the snowy environment in which they were bred. On the other end of the spectrum the Chihuahua is a petite dog from Mexico. Due to being bred in a hot climate the Chihuahua is prone to getting cold. The Chihuahua has large ears which gives the Chihuahua extensive hearing abilities. (Animal Planet, 2008).
At the top was the most beautiful sight of the entire trip. Looking up river, I saw the the tall towers of Brockville Ontario. The city across from my home in New York. There was a gentle snow but the path up river was clear and I saw the start of the Thousands Islands stranded for the winter. On each side of the water too countries stood, and if it wasn’t for the little flags on the houses on each side you wouldn’t be able to tell which side was America and which was
There are many jobs and opportunities in Montreal which makes it a functional place to be. Jobs include functional developer, business analyst, and more. Since Montreal is in Canada, people think it is always cold there. In reality, the coldest it ever gets is about -22 degrees fahrenheit. The temps also go up to 79-81 degrees fahrenheit in July.
The effects on these resources are changes in the temporal and spatial extent of permafrost, snow cover, glaciers, and lake ice cover. For example, glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park, West of Juneau, have retreated 60 miles and lost nearly 1 mile in thickness. “As a result, less than 30% of Glacier Bay National Park is now covered by glaciers.” Another place experiencing the effects of climate change in Juneau is the Juneau Icefield, which is the 5th largest icefield in the Western Hemisphere and the source of the Mendenhall glacier and 140 other glaciers. Due to warming temperatures, the Juneau Icefield, which covers 1,500 square miles, is in danger of disappearing. “By the end of this century, people will most likely not be able to see the Mendenhall Glacier anymore from the visitor center,” said Regine Hock, one of the authors on a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology.
They lived on the Labrador peninsula north of the mouth of the St. Lawrence river. The peninsula was separated into three main districts: the atlantic coast, the Ungava district, and the east coast of the Hudson bay. The climate of the Labrador peninsula was harsh and cold. “The lowest recorded temperature is 55 degrees below zero, although the actual range is probably greater. The temperature rarely rises above 80 degrees, even during the brief three months summer”(Hawkes 1916:26).