Tundra is underlain by permafrost. Just under the surface of the soil, the ground is frozen solid all year round. What little water is present on the surface pools in low points.
Note the caterpillar at the base of these flowering plants.
You are at a moderate elevation on the tundra.
From here you can:
Go back to overview of tundra.
Move up half a meter to look at high elevations.
Move down half a meter to look at low points on the tundra.
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Date Created: 5 June 1998
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2000