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April 26 Lowland: low altitude Lowland wet tropical rainforest: low altitude and humid Tondra (high latitude grass land): dry, grasses, no trees o Desert: no rain fall o most are hot but some can be cold (Antarctica) The higher the altitude the colder o more sun at equator than higher altitudes Tropical forest: high temp Photosynthetic organisms turn sun light into organic energy primary producers: turn inorganic energy into organic energy When light hits a higher altitude it hits at an angel and is spread over a larger area. o Less energy than 0° o Roughly 50% of the light makes it to the surface of the earth o When it is in an angel it goes through greater amount of atmosphere and more is reflected and less makes it to land. warm air rises o as air rises, air from higher latitude comes in and replaces it o raises at equator and descends at 30 N or S o The cycling happens at 30 intervals o dry cool air descends Wet tropical rainforests have a higher diversity of species
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