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The average weather over a long period of time. It includes the average temperature and rainfall.
A warm biome with very high rainfall. This biome is normally found near the equator. Some organisms found here are vines, orchids, ferns, monkeys, snakes, birds, and insects.
A cool biome with very high rainfall. This biome is found in Oregon and Washington. Some organisms found here are cedars, redwoods, firs, red squirrels, and birds.
A normally hot biome with very low rainfall. This biome is found in the Southwest United States. Some organisms found here are cacti, birds, lizards, snakes, and scorpions.
A moderate biome with not enough rain to support trees. This biome is found in the middle of the United States. Some organisms found here are grass, rabbits, and sparrows.
This biome has warm summers and cold winters along with moderate rainfall. The trees in this biome have leaves that fall off in the fall and winter. Some organisms found here are mosses, ferns, maple trees, chipmunks, opossums, black bears, deer, and mice.
This biome has cool summers and cold winters along with moderate rainfall. The trees in this biome have needles. Some organisms found here are squirrels, insects, finches, porcupines, deer, elk, and wolves.
This biome has cold summers and very cold winters along with very little rainfall. The soil here is frozen all year and is called permafrost. Some organisms found here are mosses, grasses, shrubs, insects, and caribou.
A large region with the same climate and same plant and animal communities.
Elevation above sea level.
Distance north or south of the equator.
A tropical grassland biome with scattered individual trees, large herbivores, and three distinct seasons based primarily on rainfall, maintained by occasional fires and drought.
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