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ch 23 biomes-descriptions

Mr. Atwood
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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