Southern Arctic

The Southern Arctic Is a Very Cold Ecozone That Spreads From The Northern Part Of The Northwest Territories & Northern Quebec. There is A Population of About 10,000 People And 80% Are Inuit
Southern Arctic Ecozone
Southern Arctic Ecozone


The Southern Arctic Ecozone is Made Up Mostly of Rolling Plains & Very Amounts of Rocks Caused by Glaciers. These Rocks Were Torn From the Bedrock By The Glaciers These Rocks Were Called " glacial eraatics" and Were The Size Of Houses. Only 8500 Years Ago When The Glaciers Disappeared is when the the soil and rock where deposited in large amounts causing the Terrain we know as the Southern Arctic.

Rocks & Minerals

The Most Common Rocks In The Southern Arctic Are Those That Come From The Bedrock Which Is Explained Above. The Most Common Type Of Rock Is Igneous Since Most Of The Ecozone Is Part Of The Canadian Shield. The Most Common Igneous Rock To Find Is Granite And Is Very Easy To Locate In The Southern Arctic.

Natural Vegetation

The Southern Arctic Is Boarded In The South By The Tree Line There is A Small Transition Zone Near The Southern Boarder In Which Scattered "Dwarf" Trees Grow Which Are Considered Shrubs. Full Trees Don't Grow In This Ecozone Because Of Permafrost Which Sometimes Can Be Right Below The Soil Which Doesn't Provide Good Soil For Trees to Grow Here. The Few Arctic Plants That Grow Here Are Fairly Small So They Require Less Resources To Grow There Also Mostly Dark And Extremely Bushy To Absorb And Keep Heat.


The Southern Ecozone's Climate Is Very Cold For Long Periods Of Time, The 9 Month Winters Can Go Down To - 40C Yet The Short Cool Summers Can Go As High As 18C. The Precipitation Of The Ecozone Can Go From 100mm to 500mm A Year


Trivia Questions

1Q: What Type Of Igneous Rock Is Most Common In This Ecozone
1A: Granite
2Q: What Are the Torn Piece's Of Bedrock Called In The Southern Arctic
2A: Glacial Eraatics
3Q: Why Are The The Southern Ecozone's Plants Dark And Bushy
3A: To Absorb And Keep Heat
4Q: What Percent Of People Are Inuit In The Southern Ecozone
4A: 80%
5Q: How Long Ago Did The Southern Ecozone Glaciers Disappear
5A: 8,500 Years Ago