APES Chapter 6 Biomes Vocab
This is the accurate description of all the biome types discussed in Chapter 6 of our Environmental Science textbook.
Terms in this set (10)
Temperate Deciduous Forest
A forest in a temperate region, characterized by trees that drop their leaves annually. Characterized by moist conditions and a relatively cool climate.
A biome characterized by deep, nutrient-rich soil that supports many grass species, such as prairie dogs and bison. It has moist, cool winters and hot, dry summers.
The cool, dense, rainy forests of the northern Pacific coast; enshrouded in fog much of the time; dominated by large conifers. They recieve a great deal of precipitation and cool climates.
A warm and wet biome found between 20° N and 20° S of the equator, with little seasonal temperature variation and high precipitation. Characterized by very warm climates.
Tropical Dry Forest
This biome contains deciduous trees. The temperature is very stable and warm, and gets high levels of rain and precipitation in the fall through winter. Deciduous trees dominate this region.
An area of dense grassland with scattered trees and bushes. Characterized by slight seasonal temperature variation and high precipitation variation in the winter.
An arid region with little or no vegetation, dry conditions year-round and minimal precipitation.
A vast, level, treeless plain in the arctic regions. This biome is characterized by varying, but very low temperatures and dry conditions much of the year.
A broad band of mixed coniferous and deciduous trees that stretches across northern North America. It is characterized by cold conditions much of the year and moderate levels of precipitation.
A biome containing dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes. There are large variations of preciptation in the seasons and the temperature remains relatively stable throughout the year. Dependent on fire.