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tropical rainforest
100-400in precipitation annually
tropical rainforest
located in the tropic zone (near the equator)
tropical rainforest
climate 77-88% humidity 70-85F year round
tropical rainforest
no plants on ground floor, different forest levels
tropical rainforest
covers 6-7% of Earth's surface
tropical rainforest
animals: macaw, insects, squirrel monkeys, ocelot, and snakes
temperate rainforest
pacific northwest, Northern California, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska
temperate rainforest
100-200in precipitation annually
temperate rainforest
mild climate with long wet winters, never freezes
temperate rainforest
plants: tall trees: redwood, Douglass fir, epiphytes: Spanish moss, mistletoe
temperate rainforest
animals: cougar and elk
temperate deciduous forest
40-80in precipitation annually
temperate deciduous forest
trees: Birch, Hickory, Oak, Maple, Elm
temperate deciduous forest
ample rainfall with relatively cold winters and hot summers
temperate deciduous forest
animals: black bear, white-tailed deer, gray squirrel, raccoon, possum, owl, hawk
taiga
largest terrestrial biome
taiga
Northern Canada, Russia
taiga
10-35in precipitation
taiga
short summer with rain and long winter, below freezing
taiga
plants: conifers
taiga
animals: moose, snowshoe hare, and wolves
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