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polar climates click to hear : polar climates

Extremely cold dry climates.
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polar tundra polar ice cap

polar tundra click to hear : polar tundra

Region where the thaw lasts only four or five months and where only mosses, lichen and a few shrubs survive the cold.

polar ice cap click to hear : polar ice cap

The Earth’s coldest region (as cold as -90°C), where the temperature, always below zero, creates a permanent ice cover.