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The Tropical Rain Forest
Transcript of The Tropical Rain Forest
Covers 6% of the Earth's surface
Over half are in Central and South America
Located 15° to 25° North and South of the equator
Can reach high altitudes due to the height of the layers in the rainforest. There are four layers in the rainforest
Emergent, Canopy, Understory, Forest Floor Where are Tropical Rainforests located? Average temperature year round is about 27 degrees Celcius
Average rainfall in:
January - 310 mm
February - 305 mm
March - 300 mm
April - 275 mm
May - 130 mm
June - 115 mm
July - 110 mm
August - 100 mm
September - 90 mm
October - 70 mm
November - 115 mm
December - 305 mm
The two seasons in the rainforest are the wet and dry seasons. The further from the equator means to more wet and dry seasons there are per year. The closer you are to the equator means that it will be wet most of the year. Rainforests near the equator are the tropical ones, farther from the equator are Temperate Rainforests. Climate Tropical rainforest plants are over two thirds of the worlds plants
Plants with slit/prop roots
Lianas (climbing vine)
Plants with Butress Roots
Bromeliads (same family as pinapples)
Carnivorous plants Tropical Rainforest Flora Tropical Rainforest Fauna Rainforest are so densely packed that rain can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground Why Is a Rainforest Unique? "Where Are the Rainforests?" Where Are the Rainforests? N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html>.
"Rainforest Climate." Rainforest Climate. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_climate_page.htm>.
Layers of a Rainforest." Layers of a Rainforest. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/whlayers.html>.
N.d. Photograph. Learning about Rainforests. California Tech. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. <http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants/saprophytes.html>.
N.d. Photograph. Venus Fly Trap Frog. Live Science. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. <http://i.livescience.com/images/i/14841/i02/venus-flytrap-frog-110125-02.jpg>.
"The Plants of the Rainforest." The Plants of the Rainforest. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants.html>. Bibliography scientists have not been able to research and explore the majority of the
rainforest animals The Tropical Rainforest
gets over 80 inches of rain
per year What about the temperate rain forest? What kinds of animals are there? Black bears
grey wolves, and much, much more! 100 species of unidentified
reptiles 60 unidentified
species of amphibians 150 unidentified
species of butterflies. What kind of plants are there? Oak trees
Indian Paintbrush and lots more! Climate The climate in the temperate rainforest is much cooler than in the tropical rainforest. With an average temperature of 4-12 degrees Celcius 1 out of 4 ingredients in western medicine is from rainforest plants. rainforests are inhabited by flying frogs, squirrels and snakes.
over 125 unidentified species of birds Approximately 1/2 the world's
animal species live in the rainforests Where are Temperate Rainforests? Why Are Rain Forests Important ? About 4000
per hour are
being chopped down We need the rain forests
to produce oxygen And when that happens, the plants and animals that live in the forests are hurt. Due to this, there are species at risk of being made extinct.