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Biomes

TermDefinition
biome a group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisims
climate the average annual conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and clouds
desert a dry region that receives on average less than 25 centimeters of precipitation per year
rain forest a forest that receives at least 2 meters of rain per year. they are mostly in tropical wetlands
emergent layer the tallest layer of the rain forest that revives the most sunlight
canopy a leafy roof formed by tall trees in the rain forest
understory a layer of shorter trees and vines that grows in the shade of a forest canopy
grassland an area populated by mostly grasses and other nonwoody plants that get 25-75 centimeters of rain per year
savanna a grassland located close to the equator that may include shrubs and small trees and recives as much as 120 centimeters of rain per year
deciduous forest a tree that sheds it's leaves during a particular season ans then grows new ones each year
boreal forest dens forest of evergreens located in the upper regions of the northern hemisphere
coniferous tree a tree that produces seeds in cones and that has needle shaped leaves coated in a waxy substance to reduce water loss
tundra an extremeley cold, dry biome climate reigon characterized by short cool summers and bitterly cold winters
permafrost permanatly frozen soil found in the tundra climate biome reigon
Created by: lolkat12