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Biomes (Project)

biome group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
climate the average annual temperature and amount of precipitation
desert an area that receives less than 25 centimeters of rain per year
rain forest are forests in which large amounts of rain fall year-round
emergent layer the tallest layer of the rain forest
canopy trees up to 50 meters tall that form a leafy roof
understory a layer of shorter trees and vines around 15 meters high
grassland is an area that is populated mostly by grasses and other non woody plants
savanna receives as much a 120 centimeters of rain each year
deciduous trees trees that shed their leaves and grow new ones
boreal forests dense forests found in upper regions of the Northern Hemisphere
coniferous trees trees that produce their seeds in cones and have leaves shaped needles
tundra extremely cold and dry
permafrost frozen soil
Created by: CIH05