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What bay is the Canadian Shield located around?
Hudson Bay
What is a boreal forest?
A needle leaf evergreen forestin far northern areas of North America or Asia.
What is another name for a boreal forest?
Taiga
The Northlands region of North America is mainly located in?
Canada
The climate of the Northlands is best described as?
extremely cold
The Northlands region is characterized by many?
rivers, lakes, and swamps
The Taiga is characterized by
a coniferous forest
The transition zone between the tundra and the taiga is characterized by
dwarfed and scattered trees
The transition zone between the tundra and the taiga is characterized by
dwarfed and scattered trees
What type of vegetation grows year round in the taiga?
spruce, pine, and fir trees
The many rivers, lakes, and streams of the boreal forest or taiga are a result of
ancient glacialization
What animals are the Northlands home to?
caribou, rodents, polar bears, beluga whates, and walrus
Plants in the Northlands include?
Lichens, mosses, grasses, and low growing shrubs.
What is permafrost?
a permanently frozen layer beneath the earths surface, usually found in the far north.
Thick layer of ice and snow that has formed a permanent crust over land usually found in the polar regions
Ice Cap
A frozen region that receives less than 10 inches or less a year of precipitation, yet has great amounts of water locked up in ice for most of the year.
Polar Desert