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The Taiga

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Ivan Garcia

on 23 April 2010

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The TiagaA Taiga Means:

is a biome characterized by coniferous forests. Covering most of the inlands Canada, Alaska, Sweden, Finland, inland Norway, the Scottish Highlands and Russia (especially Siberia), as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States (northern ...
Animal Life The taiga climate is for the most part dominated by cold arctic air. Exceptionally cold winds bring bitterly cold air from the Arctic Circle: the temperatures fall even more on clear nights when there is no cloud cover. Because of earth's tilt, the taiga is turned away from the sun in the winter. Less of the sun's radiation reaches the ground to warm it up.

Winter, with it's freezing cold temperatures, lasts for six to seven months. Summer is a rainy, hot and short season in the taiga. Fall is the shortest season for taiga. Spring brings flowers, the frozen ponds melt, and the animals come out from hibernation.

The lowest and highest temperatures that occur for taiga are the following:

Winter's LOWEST temperature in taiga is -65°F.
Winter's HIGHEST temperature is 30° F.
Summer's LOWEST temperature is 30° F.
Summer's HIGHEST temperature is 70° F.
The temperature range, as you can see, is -65° F to 70°F (-54 to 21° C). For half of the year, the average temperature is below freezing. In the winter the average air temperature is warmer than it is for tundra, which lies north of the taiga.

The taiga climate has an average annual rainfall of 12 - 33 inches (30 - 84 cm). Most of it falls in the summer as rain.

The corresponding biome would be the Taiga biome. The global range for taiga goes all around the world from Alaska, to Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and China. Taiga climate is only found in the northern hemisphere, because there isn't enough land mass in the southern hemisphere to create a taiga climate there.

Animals in the Tiaga must survive in very cold weather for six to seven months. Plant Life Animal Life Not many plants can live in the Taiga due to harsh weather. Some plant life that does survive there are coniferous trees such as, pine, spruce, hemlock, and fir trees. Forestry is the worst threat to the plants. Other things that threaten them are forest fires, insects, and pesticides. People use the plant life of the Taiga mainly for wood to make tissue and paper. All trees are cone-shaped with waxy needles so snow does not weigh down the branches. Small plants, such as orchids, use snow for shelter and insulation.
What is on thing the animals in
tiaga have in common? Name the most commonly found trees in the
tiaga? Physical Landscape and Habitat (including weather) Much of the area currently classified as taiga was recently glaciated. As the glaciers receded they left depressions in the topography that have since filled with water, creating lakes and bogs (especially muskeg soil) found throughout the Taiga The taiga experiences relatively low precipitation throughout the year (200–750 mm annually), primarily as rain during the summer months, but also as fog and snow; as evaporation is also low for most of the year, precipitation exceeds evaporation and is sufficient for the dense vegetation growth. Snow may remain on the ground for as long as nine months in the northernmost extensions of the taiga ecozone.[3] Weather in the Taiga Physical landscape of the tiaga Habitats of the tiaga The Habitat of the Tiaga is a Coniferous Forest. Human Influnences on the tiaga Many People Cut down the tiaga to build settlements. Many hunters caused forest fires causeing destruction of many acres of forest What is the reason forest fires are very distructive
to the forest? The End By Ivan Garcia
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