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Earth Science chapter 1-5

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Tropical Rainforests- humid tropical regions supporting a complex and biologically rich biomes, they are warm and wet year-round.Tropical seasonal forests-drought tolerant forest that look brown and dormant in the dry season but burst into vivid green during rainy month they are dry most of the year but have periods of rain.
Tropical Savanna- these areas have rain fall, but not as much as forests. These lands are grasslands that are prone to fires.
Desert -Sparse but diverse area, with the animals very adapted to drought and extreme temperatures. Plants also adapt to temperatures.
Temperate grasslands- Diverse mix of grasses and flowing plants. Deep roots help retain water.
Temperate scrublands-This dry environments with shrubs trees and grass have a dry hot season and a cool wet winter. Drought resistant animals, such as jackrabbits, reside here in the land names chaparral.
Temperate forests-evergreen or deciduous, these forests are temperate or midlatitude that have a range of precipitation conditions. Deciduous forests have broad leaf forests that are found worldwide with plentiful rainfall. Coniferous forests they have moisture limited environments, frozen in winter and dry in summer. Needled leaves reside here and the wood is used frequently.
Boral forest-Conifers dominate in the mountainous areas with pine, hemlock, spruce, cedar, and fir trees. This area is cold and short frost-free seasons make it slow growing.
Tundra-an area that has freezing temperatures mostly has residing small hardy vegetation. High latitude and treeless, the tundra has only a few month growing time. Alpine and artic are both types of tundra.