FC: Major Biomes | by: Sarah Adeniran | Unit 10 Independent Study
1: 1) This assignment correlates with the following objective: Compare major biomes in terms of location, temperature, &precipitation (Ch. 17) 2) This assignment allows me to compare major biomes by showing their images as well as their characteristics 3) After completing this assignment I have learned that many of the biomes are similar in temperature, location and precipitation. Both deserts and tundras receive less than 25cm of rain per year. Savans, temperate deciduous forests, and deserts all have more than one season. Tropical rain forests receive the most amount of rain while tundras and deserts receive the least amount of rain. For the most part, each of these biomes can be found in many countries throughout the world. 4)This objective and the information that I have learned applies to my innate role as a human being because humans can help keep these biomes well and thriving. Biomes are an important part of ecosystems and provide food and shelter for many organisms in the world
2: Tropical Rain Forest | Temperature: Tropical rain forests have tropical wet climates.The temperature rarely gets higher than 93 F or drops below 68 F. Average humidity is between 77 and 88% Precipitation: They receive and average of as much as 450 cm (180 in) of rain per year Location: Tropical rain forests can be found in Africa, Central America, and Indo-Malaysia
3: Savanna | Temperature: Savannas have warm temperatures year round. There are two distinct seasons: a long dry season (winter), and a wet season (summer). Precipitation: They receive an average of 90-150 cm of rain annually Location: Savannas are found in a wide band on either side of the equator on the edges of tropical rain forests.
4: Temperate Grassland | Temperature: Temperate Grasslands can have either moist continental climates or dry subtropical climates. Precipitation: There is an average of 20 – 35 inches of rainfall a year. Location: Temperate grasslands are found throughout the globe, generally in less tropical ecosystems: Veldts of South Africa, Puszta of Hungary, Pampas of Argentina/Uruguay, Steppes of Russia / China, Plains and Prairies of North America
5: Temperate Deciduous Forest | Temperature: The average annual temperature in a deciduous forest is 50 F. The deciduous forest has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter Precipitation: Temperate deciduous forests get between 30 and 60 inches of precipitation a year. Location: These forest can be found in Eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China, and Japan
6: Temperate Evergreen Forest | Temperature: Temperate evergreen forests have a temperature of 15 C to 30 C. Precipitation: The mean annual temperature is between 39 and 54 F Location: Temperate evergreen forests are located in the mid-latitudinal coastal region. Commonly found along the eastern margin of the continents; southeastern United States, southern China and in southeastern Brazil.
7: Taiga | Temperature: Long and cold winters with average temperature below freezing for six months out of the year. The winter temperature range is -65 to 30 F. Precipitation: Rainfall occurs mainly in the summer. The total precipitation in a year is 12 - 33 in. Location: The taiga can be found in areas in the Northern Hemisphere.
8: Tundra | Temperature: The average annual temperature of a tundra is -28 C Precipitation: Very little precipitation. Less than 25 cm of rain a year Location: Almost all tundras are located in the Northern Hemisphere but small tundra-like areas do exist in Antarctica in the Southern Hemisphere.
9: Desert | Temperature: Hot and Dry Deserts temperature ranges from 20 to 25 C. Cold Deserts temperature in winter ranges from -2 to 4 C and in the summer 21 to 26 C a year Precipitation: Deserts receive less than 25 cm of precipitation a year Location: Most large deserts are found away from the coasts, in areas where moisture from the oceans rarely reaches. Some deserts, however, are located on the west coasts of continents