Taiga is located at southern latitudes than Tundra, still the extreme minimum temperatures have been recorded in Taiga. What is / are the reasons behind the same?

Answer: [B] Because Tundra is near to Arctic Ocean

In the above question, the correct answer is B. In winter, there are long periods of frozen Ice on Polar Tundra, yet the Arctic Ocean contains enough heat to tweak the temperature a little bit. This is the reason that lowest reliably recorded temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were recorded in the taiga of northeastern Russia.

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