alpine tundra


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alpine tundra

[′al‚pīn ′tən‚drə]
(ecology)
Large, flat or gently sloping, treeless tracts of land above the timberline.
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We will also use a global network of existing climate warming experiments in alpine tundra to assess how the bvoc emissions from tundra vegetation world-wide respond to climate change.
Muted tones ripple across this shawl just as they do across an alpine tundra or Swedish glacier.
The real challenge in hunting Southeast Alaska is getting from the ocean up to the alpine tundra, because the only way to reach timberline is to climb--through two or three miles of brush, devil's club, and head-high ferns.
Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico Owned by media mogul and conservationist Ted Turner, this property, a 585,000-acre expanse of terrain ranging from shortgrass prairie to alpine tundra, offers themed photography packages three times a year.
On another adventure, we will be taken 12,000 feet into the alpine tundra to enjoy a casual 29-mile downhill bike ride through many of the park's ecosystems.
The tall shrub habitat type had the most indicator species (six species) followed by alpine tundra (five species), then the combined conifer, deciduous, and wetland habitat group (four species) and the deciduous forest habitat types (three species).
Scrambling to the top of one of its 77 adrenaline-pumping peaks over 12,000 feet and gazing out at a toothy tableau of snowcapped ridges and spring green alpine tundra, the park's signature feature, is a top-of-the-world moment.
A political drama set in Copenhagen sounds about as featureless as alpine tundra, and perhaps many of us would flick past it.
From the tree-less geography of alpine tundra dominated by arid and dwarf-sized shrubs to Loja, where the dry lands open up to green valleys and fertile farm lands.
Bighorn are primarily grazers, feeding in meadows, open woodland, and alpine tundra.
You can make your way through forests, clouds and alpine tundra to discover Machu Piccu, a place that, while thought to be built by the Empire Inca more than 400 years ago, was only discovered buried in 1911.
The alpine tundra is no place to get caught with your pants down.