# Exam 3

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Trees are rare in the savanna biome because of
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You Answered air expanding and heating on the windward side of the range
air expanding and cooling on the leeward side of the range
Correct Answer Air that encounters mountains flows upward, cools at higher altitudes, and releases water on the windward side of the range
Rising air releases moisture on the leeward side of mountains as it absorbs moisture on the windward side
these locations get the most intense solar radiation of any location on Earth.
ascending air masses absorb moisture and create an arid, desert climate.
moisture-laden air is heavier than dry air and is not carried to these latitudes.
Correct! descending air masses originating from the tropical areas tend to be dry.