Climate of The Swiss Alps
Rainfall: Average Rainfall- 120 inches/year, Max-140 inches/year, Min-100 inches/year
Temperatures: Winter average-23-39, Winter max-46, Average Summer-59-75, Summer max- 75
Seasons: Very long winters (October-May) and short summers (June-September) below freezing temperatures
Net Primary Productivity
The productivity is low in the mountains because of the cold climate. The rainfall is average compared to the other biomes. It makes up a smaller amount of land than most of the other biomes, and the number of frost free nights is very few. Mountain biomes are found at many different latitudes. The Swiss Alps are found at 46.5 degrees North.
The soil in the Swiss alps is able to grow mostly perennials, and small, flowering plants. There is a small layer of soil that is able to grow things, but possibilities are limited due to the harsh conditions.
Invasive and Endangered
According to the government, there are currently no invasive species in the alpine tundra.