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Informational Website: Arctic Tundra Description

Informational Website: Arctic Tundra Description | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it

Basic facts about the Arctic Tundra such as its location, vegetation, temperature, climate, and organisms that live in this biome. 

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Relevance- The website describes the characteristics of the arctic tundra which is completely related to the biome. It is intended to inform the general audience with detalied information regarding the characteristics.

Accuracy- The website cites many books and other websites related to Arctic Tundra. The information also matches with other sources found online making the website very accurate.

Authority- The descriptions are written in a very sophisticated manner and is sponsored by Gale, a very credible and prominent database.

 

This informational website was chosen for its thorough description of the characteristics of the Arctic Tundra. It kept the information very simple to read while giving the reader all the information need to learn about the biome.

 

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Journal Article: Scientific Research on Warming of Arctic Tundras

Studies on Science and Technology from Research Institute indicate that the "warming-induced expansion of trees and shrubs into tundra vegetation will strongly impact Arctic ecosystems."  This will eventually affect many species in vegetation and animals in Greenland.

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Currency- This journal article was written on October 25, 2013 which is a very recent date.

Accuracy- The information found regarding the "warming-induced expansion" is from authoritative research facilities throughout the world such as the Research Institute. The information describing the rapid green expansion in the arctic tundra also coincides with the other article within this topic.

Authority- This journal article is sponsored by Gale, which is a very prominent database containing authoritative information. Much of the article is from quotes from credible sources such as Switzerland editors and scientiic institutions.

Purpose- The article clearly shows its purpose to show that human activities are increasing the rate in which these species are spreading south. It also promotes awareness of the slowly disappearing arctic tundra in the north.

 

This journal article was chosen for its strength in brining awareness of the deteriorating condition of the arctic tundra to the audience. It not only uses opinions  but advocates its argument using quotations from scientific and research institutes.

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Case Study: Siberian Tundra

Case Study: Siberian Tundra | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it

This case study focuses on the Siberian Tundra in northern Russia. It gives detailed information regarding its climate, temperature, vegetation and much more. In addition, it presents certain threats in the area that can be dangerous to the biome.

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Relevance- The case study clearly focuses within the topic of giving information regarding the Siberian tundra which is where much of the world's arctic tundra is located. So this topic is very relevant to the arctic tundra.

Authority- This case study is sponsored by www.blueplanetbiomes.org which is a very credible organization. It also cites its sources which comes from authoritative textbooks such as McGraw-Hill Inc.

Accuracy- Since the Siberian Tundra is an arctic tundra, the information presented in this case study is very accurate regarding the characteristics of the arctic tundra biome. It also uses many different credible sources to articulate its information making it very accurate.

 

This case study was chosen due to its solid and informative description of the Siberian Tundra. It successfully gives the reader a thorough information about the tundra.

 

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Video: Polar Bears in the Arctic Tundra

BBC's Planet Earth video shows amazing images and videos of a mother polar bear emerging from her hibernation during the winter with its two new cubs. It shows the snowy environment of the Arctic Tundra as the new cubs first "taste the Arctic air."

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Relevance- The video shows the environment and climate of the Arctic Tundra where the polar bears roam around. It is relevant in describing the characteristics of the biome.

Accuracy- The video shows first hand descriptions through images and videos taken at the actual environment. Because it is actual reflections of the biome, the information in this video is accurate.

Authority- The video is uploaded by BBC World Wide, a very credible source that films environments all throughout the world. This makes this video very authoritative as it is filmed and sponsored by a big and sophisticated organization.

 

This video was chosen because it shows the Arctic Tundra that the polar bear lives in in a very educational and informative manner.

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News Article: Warming Arctic Tundra Producing Pop-Up Forests

News Article: Warming Arctic Tundra Producing Pop-Up Forests | Arctic Tundra | Scoop.it

Global warming has led to rising temperatures in the arctic tundras. Brown, matted tundras in the northeast Russian arctic coasts are transforming to green pasture due to pop up forests. Arctic plants respond very rapidly to climate changes and may be detrimental to this biome if arctic warming continues.

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Currency- The article was written on June 3, 2012 which is a recent date in the context of the slow aging process of global warming in the world. So this article passes the currency aspect of the CRAAP test. Authority- The article was in the New York Times, a well-known and credible news magazine. In addition, many of the arguments made in this article are supported by credible scientific research such as the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Oxford and the Arctic Center of the University of Lapland.

Accuracy- The information in this article is a result of various studies and it is similar to information in other articles. Therefore the article is accurate.

Purpose- The author presents a clear purpose in this article as he supports the protection of the Arctic Tundra. It has a evident voice that it wishes to present to the audience.

 

This article was chosen for its importance in promoting the preservation of the artic tundra. Not only that, it also gives the reader information about the biome while supporting its protection.

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