Chapter 8b

Chapter 8b - Tropics Temperate Temperate Polar Polar –...

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Unformatted text preview: Tropics Temperate Temperate Polar Polar – Major terrestrial biomes 30ºN Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn 30ºS Tropical forest Savanna Desert Chaparral Temperate grassland Temperate broadleaf forest Boreal forest Tundra High mountains Polar ice 17 Major Biomes 1. Tundras- treeless plains that occur in the harsh climates of low rainfall and low average temperature- two types: artic tundra and alpine tundra- parts have permafrost: permanently frozen ground 2. Taiga or Boreal Forests- includes the forests of the cold climates of high latitudes and high altitudes- dominant life forms including moose and other large mammals, small flowering plants and trees 3. Temperate Dedicious Forests- occur in warmer climates that the boreal forest 4. Temperate Rainforest- moderate temperatures, over 250 cm/year of rain 5. Temperate Woodlands- Slightly drier climate that the deciduous forests- fire is common and species adapt to it 6. Temperate Shrublands- also called chaparral: miniature woodlands 7. Temperate Grasslands- include many North American parries 8. Tropical Rain Forests8....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course ENSC 1001 taught by Professor Skelton during the Spring '08 term at GCSU.

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Chapter 8b - Tropics Temperate Temperate Polar Polar –...

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