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Sood and Patel 1 Anshum Sood and Manjil Patel Ms. Brydon AP Environmental Science/ Period. 4 14 October 2007 Temperate Rain Forest Basic Info: A temperate rain forest can be characterized as any forest that is located in the mid-altitudes and gets more than 50-60 inches of rainfall a year. It is a deciduous forest, meaning broad-leafed. Climate and Seasonal Change : The climate in a temperate rain forest is mild. It has mild and wet winters, and cool and cloudy summers. On average, they get anywhere from fifty to sixty inches of rainfall a year. The climate is very important to the temperate rain forest. Since the summers are not very hot, there is a much less possibility of drought. The climate also depends on the location of the forest. The further north away you go from the equator, the harsher the winters get, and the closer you go to the equator, the hotter the summer gets, but in general, temperate rain forests are classified as having mild winters, and cool summers. Geographic Regions: They are situated ideally between a coast and a mountain range. The mountain range acts as a barrier and keeps a lot of the moisture in the forest area. “The temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest developed where moisture-rich air masses from the Pacific Ocean rise and become trapped by the coastal mountain ranges in Oregon and Washington. The moisture then condenses and returns to earth in the form of heavy rainfall and, at higher elevations, snow” (Lachowsky). Temperate rain forests are located anywhere from 37- 60 degrees north and south latitude. The Tongass National Forest, located in southeast Alaska, is the largest national forest in the United States, and the world largest remaining temperate rain
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Sood and Patel 2 forest. It is on 59.58 degrees north latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, they include the redwood forests of California and Oregon. In the southern Hemisphere, they include the forests of western New Zealand. Human Activities: The human activities are affecting many biomes around the world, including the temperate rain forest. Temperate rain forests around the world are being hacked down for their timber, which is why they are one of the rarest biomes in the world. The Tongass, which is located in Alaska, is one of the luckier temperate rain forest that has not been deforested all the way yet, but has been harmed by human activities. A whopping seventy-percent of the
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