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· Location: The picture shows the coniferous forest and tundra landscape that is a characteristic of the high elevation regions of Anchorage, Alaska. In the distance, there is a glimpse of another attribute of Anchorage, which is the surrounding snow covered mountain peeks.
· Latitude: 61°05’28.48” N
Longitude: 149°41’46.63” W

· Climograph: Anchorage, Alaska is at a high elevation, observed by the surrounding mountain area. Due to the high elevation and high latitude, the region has seasonally low temperatures and experiences a sizable amount of precipitation. Although it does rain in Anchorage, the usual form of precipitation is snow, which is evident from the snowcapped mountains in the image.
· Description: The area of Anchorage, Alaska is classified by its tundra and coniferous forest biomes. The tundra and coniferous forest are characterized by low shrubs, grasses, and evergreen trees, and what makes this region ideal for this form of landscape is the cold climate and high elevation. Due to this type of weather, people living in this region wear warmer clothing, such as long sleeves and jackets.
Posted By: Kristin C.


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Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: 573703N
Longitude: 1360004W

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: 57.6175
Longitude: -136.00111

Location: Flat Top mountain Anchorage Alaska.
Climograph: The Climate is a high lat and hig elevation. The region experiances low temps and a good amount of percipitation.
Description: Anchorage Alaska is a tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturi, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons. Dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is created by biological fixation, and phosphorus is created by precipitation. There are also vast confuscious forests biomes that stretch for miles.

Poted by: John Jansen

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Climate: Average temperature is 42.7ºF and the monthly average of precipitation is 1.33 inches. Anchorage has a sub-arctic climate. The summer average high is only 78ºF.
Latitude and Longitude: 61° 10' N 150° 1' W
Description: Anchorage runs along the lower alpine slopes of the Chugach Mountains (which is what you see in the photo). In the urban area of Anchorage the wildlife that is often seen in the area ranges from black bears, moose, wolves, and foxes.

Posted by Roxy Brooks

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This is a photo of Point Woronzof in Anchorage, AK.

Latitude: 61º11'08.45''N
Longitude: 150º01'07.04''W

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In this climograph it can be seen that this average temperature does not get over 60 degrees. The most percipitation in Alaska is in the months of July August September and October. The three general biomes that occur in Alaska the tundra, taiga and temperate coniferous rainforest are perfect reflections of the temperature and percipitation in the area.
Posted by: ToniM

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The satallite View from Google Maps shows Anchorage just west of the Chugach Mountains. Located at the split of the Cook Inlet, Anchorage's coastal location is home to many cold overcast days as seen in the Google Maps picture. Posted by: MarkD