tundra climate

tundra climate

[′tən·drə ‚klī·mət]
(climatology)
The climate which produces tundra vegetation; it is too cold for the growth of trees but does not have a permanent snow-ice cover.
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Cardiff has a marine west-coast climate whereas Vardo, Finnmark has a tundra climate.
With a tundra climate, summers in Greenland are short but not nearly as cold as you might imagine.
When dealing with the harsh tundra climate, human beings (who after all originated in the tropics) are mainly affected by the low temperatures.