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biome a large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plants and animals communities
climate refers to the weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
latitude the distance north or south of the equator
altitude is the height of an object above sea level
tropical rain forests located in a belt around the earth near the equator
emergent layer the top layer of a rain forest
camopy the primary layer of the rain forests
epiphytes are plants that use the entire surface of a tree as a place to live
understory the bottom layer where very little light reaches
temperate rain forests occurs in north america, austalia, and new zealand
temperate deciduous forests where trees drop their broad, flat leaves each fall
taiga the northern coniferopus forest that stretches in a broadband across the northern hemisphere just below the artic circle
savanna a tropical biome dominated by grasses,shrubs, and small trees
temperate grassland covers large areas ofthe interior of the continents
the chaparral is a temperature shrubland biome that is found in all five parts of the world with a mediterranean climate
deserts areas that have widely scattered vegetationand receive very little rain
tundra a biome located in northern artic regions
permafrost the deeper layers of soil in a tundra that are permanently frozen through out the year
Created by: comet96