ch 23 biomes-descriptions

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Mr. Atwood

temperate deciduous forest

once covered north eastern and south eastern United States, all of Europe, parts of Japan and Australia

desert

region with less than 25 cm of rain per year

tundra

lies south of the Artic ocean within regions of the polar ice caps, crosses North America, Europe, and Sibera

tropical rain forest

low-lying regions near the equator where rainfall is high

fresh water

lakes, ponds, swamps, streams, rivers, and creeks

ocean

covers more than 70 percent of earth's surface

taiga

lies in the northern hemisphere, north of the temperate region; wet, foggy, severe winters

grassland

found in the interiors of all continents having different species

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