Arctic-alpine tundra

LTER site
Arctic-alpine tundra
Major ecosystems
arctic-alpine tundra, subarctic peatbogs, scattered stands of , glacial corriesPinus mugo
Available data since
1961
Site coordinator
Martin Erlebach (merlebach@krnap.cz)
Institution
Krkonoše National Park Administration (www.krnap.cz)
Area
1404 ha (Západokrkonošská tundra) / 2107 ha (Východokrkonošská tundra)
Altitude
1307 m a.s.l. (Západokrkonošská tundra) / 1354 m a.s.l. (Východokrkonošská tundra)
Latitude
50°45'59.73" N (Západokrkonošská tundra) / 50°44'2.52" N (Východokrkonošská tundra)
Longitude
15°32'23.34" E (Západokrkonošská tundra) / 15°41'37.19" E (Východokrkonošská tundra)
Annual precipitation
1459 mm (Labská bouda) / 1261 mm (Sněžka)
Temperature (air)
2.0°C (Labská bouda) / 0.4°C (Sněžka)
Other site category
Biosphere Reserve, National Park, Ramsar sites
Characteristics

A unique mosaic of ecosystems of topmost summits (lichen tundra), grasslands and peat bogs of the summit plateaux (grassy tundra) and leeward slopes of glacial cirques of the Krkonoše Mts (flowerich tundra). It represents an unusual combination of Nordic, Central European and alpine organisms and their communities. It covers an area of 47 km2, i.e. 7.4% out of the whole area of the Krkonoše Mts (32 km2 in the Czech part and 15 km2 in the Polish part of the Krkonoše Mts).

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