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Unformatted text preview: Spring 2008 Our Climate Ecosystems Terrestrial ///land Aquatic///water Regional weather conditions Variations in solar radiation based on where you are in the world Topography ****the geography of the area Precipitation///the amount of rain we get and when Wind All effected by the tilt and rotation of the earth on its axis Basic Types Tundra Tiaga Temperate Deciduous Forest Tropical Rain Forests Grasslands Deserts Tundra/// also called frozen wasteland 20% of land surface Only about 25 cm of rain Permafrost beneath top layer Average temp -12C to -6C Coniferous Forests 3 locations: taiga (Northern pacific coast); temperate rain forest (west coast); near mountain tops.  plentiful rainfall  Usually cone bearing  Old growth forests  Below freezing half the year...
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