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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What kinds of plant and animal life can survive in the polar climates? What special adaptations must this life make to the harsh conditions of these regions?

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The type of plant and animal life that can be survived in the polar climates. Also describe the special adaptations that this life makes to the harsh conditions of these regions.

Explanation

Among the Koppen’s humid climate classification, polar climates are considered to be the last and is distinguished based on temperature. These type of climate regions are located farthest from the equator and are existed mainly due to the low amounts of insolation they receive annually. An average temperature as high as 10oC(50oF) is experienced by no polar station and thus, they are all devoid of warm summer. Survival of trees under these conditions is not possible and in regions where at least 1 month averages above 0o

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