10c flat land rich and fertile soil soil erosion

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Unformatted text preview: Winter: -10°C Flat land Rich and fertile soil Soil erosion Rain in spring, drier summers Not many trees (low rainfall and fires sometimes) Deep-rooted grasses can withstand drought Flexible stalks (don’t break in wind) Flat-toothed large animals grind grass Many large animals live there due to lots of food Burrowing animals (escape fire, predators, extreme weather) TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST COLD DESERT LATITUDE: 23.5°N (above tropics) LATITUDE: >30°N 4-5 layers of plant growth Canopy – understory – shrubs (shorter trees) – forest floor Trees lose leaves in winter to conserve water and decrease breakage Thick bark conserves water Many habitats for a large variety of animals Nuts/seeds stored in tree hollows Hibernation Migration of birds to warmer areas in winter Climate Physical Features Seasonal changes are drastic (have 4 distinct seasons) Daily temp changes are large Long warm growing season Fallen leaves enrich soil DESCRIPTION Plant Adaptations Precipitation: 75-180cm -30°C (winter) to 30°C summer Animal Adaptations Animal Adaptation s Plant Adaptations Physical Features Climate DESCRIPTION Precipitation: <25cm Summer: 21-26°C Winter: -2° to 4°C Spring rain Winter snow Salty soil Not much water erosion Few plant species Most plants <1m tall (not enough water) Deep-rooted, spiny-leaved plants are prevalent (sage brush) Burrowing animals escape from the cold (foxes, coyotes, jackrabbits, pocket mice) Vocabulary: abiotic adaptations behavioural biome biotic climatograph elevation latitude ocean currents physiological precipitation structural temperature terrestrial Use the terms in the vocabulary box to fill in the bl...
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