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Welcome to group five's web site!

 
By: Greg Burke, Mike Pedranti, Mike Katseroubas, and Paul Freeman
 
 
 
 
 

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Biome

"A biome is a particular physical environment that contains a characteristic assemblage of plants and animals." (Kenneth and Levine 2002) There are 11 major biomes in the world. They include the Tropical rain forest, Tropical dry forest, Tropoical savanna, Temperate grassland, Desert, Temperate woodland and shrubland, Temperate forest, Northwestern coniferous forest, Boreal forest, Tundra, and Mountains and ice caps. This is one of the numerous ways in which one can classify a biome. (Kenneth and Levine 2003)

Our biome, the tropical rainforest, is located near the equator. Therefore it is very hot. The hot temperatures of the rainforest cause heavy rainfall to take place. There is more sunlight directly hitting the rainforest than anywhere else in the world. More sunlight will cause more water to evaporate. Once that water evaporates it has to finish going through the water cycle. When the water cycle is fished the moisture will have come back down to the Earth in the form of rain. That is why the receive over 250 cm of rain each year. The average temperature of the rainforest each year is about 77 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature remains pretty constant year round. The rainforest always has dirrect sunlight upon it, therefore it does not have a summer or winter. It has a rainy season and a dry season.(www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_climate_page.htm 2001)

The rainforest is a vast land containg over 7 million kilometeres. This makes the rainforest one of the Earth's most important resources.(www.clubeco.org/rainforest.html) "The largest tropical rain forest in the world is the Amazon Rain Forest, which lies in the countries of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia." (www.bsrsi.msu.edu/rfrc/geograpghy.html 1998)

This website is here to inform the public

about the devastating affects of rainforest-deforestation.