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Environmental Science Chapter 6 Biomes/Terrestrial
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large regions characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities
is the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time.
a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value.
is rain, snow, sleet, or hail — any kind of weather condition where something's falling from the sky.
distance north or south from the equator, and is expressed in degrees.
height of an object above a reference point, such as sea level or the Earth's surface.
Tropical Rain Forest
a hot, moist Biome found near Earth's equator that receives the most rainfall.
the region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions.
type of temperate woodland biome with vegetation that includes broad leafed evergreen shrubs and is located in areas with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters
a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all
temperate deciduous forest
are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm moist summers and mild winters.
temperate rain forest
are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall
open grasslands, usually with scattered bushes or trees, characteristic of much of tropical Africa
have trees and shrubs absent are also found in less tropical ecosystems and thus have a larger temperate fluctuation during the year.
is a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.
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