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Alpine Tundra Poem
Green forests around me,
What is the alpine biome?
The alpine biome exists at high elevations on mountains throughout the world.
Alpine tundra is found above the tree line- it does not contain trees because of the affects of the high altitude (cold temperatures, dry conditions, poor soil).
Some animals that live in alpine tundra are mountain goats, caribou, marmot, and alpaca.
The alpine biome is cold- with temperatures in the warmest months not reaching above 50°F (10° C).
(In the lower parts of the Earth’s atmosphere, the temperature drop with height (called lapse rate) is 6.5° C per 1000 meters,. or in English units, 3.57° degrees Fahrenheit per 1000 feet. Can you figure how much colder it will be at 10, 20, or 30,000 feet?)