Terrestrial Biomes

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Terrestrial Biomes 2018-08-05T12:06:39+00:00

Terrestrial Biomes:

A terrestrial biome is an area of land with a similar climate that includes similar communities of plants and animals. Different terrestrial biomes are usually defined in terms of their plants, such as trees, shrubs, and grasses.

Factors such as latitude, humidity, and elevation affect biome type:

*Latitude means how far a biome is from the equator. Moving from the poles to the equator, you will find (in order) Arctic, boreal, temperate, subtropical, and tropical biomes.

*Humidity is the amount of water in the air. Air with a high concentration of water will be called humid.Moving far from the most muggy atmosphere, biomes will be called semi-sticky, semi-dry, or bone-dry (the driest). *Elevation measures how high land is above ocean level. It gets colder as you go higher above sea level, which is why you see snow-capped mountains.

Summary
Factors affecting biome type include latitude, humidity, and elevation.
Terrestrial biomes include the tropical rainforest, chaparral, and taiga.

 

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