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Biome Group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
Climate The average annual temperature and amount of precipitation in an area that determines its biome
Desert Area that receives less than 25 centimeters of rain per year
Rain Forest Forests that have huge amounts of rain fall year round
Emergent layer The tallest layer of the rain forest
Canopy Underneath trees up to 50 meters tall form a leafy roof
Understory Below the canopy, a layer of shorter trees and vines
Grassland An area that is populated mostly by grasses and other nonwoody plants
Savanna Receives as much as 120 centimeters of rain each year. Home to many of the largest animals on Earth
Deciduous Tree Trees that shed their leaves and grow new ones each year
Boreal Forest Dense forests found in upper regions of the Northern Hemisphere
Coniferous Tree Trees that produce their seeds in cones and have leaves shaped like needles
Tundra Extremely cold and dry
Permafrost Frozen soil all year
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