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Low Arctic-Alpine - Torngat


The Torngat mountains and intervening fjords dominate this ecoregion. The upper walls of the fjords are nearly vertical rock faces, while lower slopes are covered with scree. Valley floors usually consist of outwash terraces. The climatic gradient is great, due to the wide elevation range. The climate is similar to the Low Arctic Tundra - Cape Chidley ecoregion, but with a longer growing season (60 to 80 days). The dominant vegetation is alpine heath, with sedge meadows (snowbed communities), fed by seepage from late melting snow patches. Trees are absent from this region also.


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