In Which Continent Is the Arctic Tundra Region Located?

In Which Continent Is the Arctic Tundra Region Located?

The Arctic tundra biome is located on North America and Asia. It is found in three countries: Canada, the United States and Russia. The tundra features cold temperatures, low desert-like precipitation and permafrost.

Permafrost is a soil condition in which a subsurface layer of the ground is permanently frozen; it is generally thick enough to prevent water and plant roots from penetrating. Consequently, only the upper surface of the ground thaws in tundra summers, permitting shallow-rooted plants to flourish. The surface water saturates the ground above the permafrost line and pools on the surface, creating a wet and marsh-like environment.