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Biomes

TermDefinition
BIOSPHERE Refers to all life on Earth
BIOMES Large geographical area Distinct plant and animal groups Adapted to particular environment Climate and geography of region determine
DESERT Extreme maximum temperature for Hot Desert ranges; Little rainfall; Hot and Dry Deserts; Temperature ranges from 20 to 25° C
TEMPERATE Deciduous Forest Found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe Average annual temperature is 50° F Average rainfall is 30 to 60 inches
GRASSLAND Large, rolling terrains of grasses, flowers & herbs; Average annual precipitation enough to support grasses & in some areas a few trees Grasses can survive fires because they grow from bottom
TROPICAL RAINFOREST Forest of tall trees Dense growth of plants Consistent year-round warmth Average rainfall of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.)
TAIGA (Coniferous Forest) Located near top of world, below tundra biome; Lot of coniferous trees grow here; Winters very cold with only snowfall AND temperature range 65--30° F; (-54 -- -1° C) ; Summers are warm, rainy, and humid; temperature range 20° F--70° F; (-7° C--21° C)
TUNDRA Main seasons are winter and summer Spring and fall short periods between winter and summer Average annual temperature is -18° F (-28° C) Average summer temperatures range from 37° to 60°F (3° to 16°C)
SALTWATER Oceans and bodies of water containing salt
FRESHWATER Rivers, Streams and Lakes
What biome do WE live in? TEMPERATE Deciduous Forest
Created by: pj johnson