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3 Rainforest having moderate temperatures. Northwestern coast of U.S. is a temperate rain forest. Receives more than 300 cm of rain per year. Huge trees: Cedars, Redwoods, Douglas Firs.
4 Extremely cold and dry biome. Usually receives NO more precipitation than a desert biome. Most soil is frozen all year long (permafrost) During summer, the top layer of soil thaws, but the rest remains frozen.
5 Rainforests Found in regions close to the equator Warm and humid all year long. Lots of precipitation. Diverse plant growth.
6 An area that is populated mostly by grasses and other non-woody plants. Receive 25 to 75 cm of rain per year. Fires and droughts are common.
1 Forest containing mostly coniferous trees (trees that produce their seeds in cones and have leaves shaped like needles). Ex. Fir, Spruce, Hemlock… Very cold winters (a lot of snow). Warm and rainy summers.
2 Forest where trees that shed their leaves and grow new ones each year (Oaks, Maples…) Receive enough rain to support the growth of trees and other plants (at least 50 cm per year). Growing season is 5 to 6 months long.
7 Grassland that is located closer to the equator than prairies. Can receive as much as 120 cm of rain per year. In addition to grass, scattered shrubs and small trees can grow.
8 An area that receives less than 25 cm of rain per year. Some deserts receive NO precipitation at all during one year. Often undergos large shifts in temperature during the course of a day.
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