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Wet-Dry Tropical Climate

EDT 182 Climate Project

brandi wise

on 13 September 2012

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Wet-Dry Tropical Climate
Aw Savanna Presented by:
Dusty Laughlin
Norma Wagner
Brandi Wise Description of climate Interesting Facts Locations Worldwide Average Temperatures and Rainfall Vegetation in the Savanna
Two very different seasons. Dry season is summer and wet season is winter
Trees can only grow in the wet season because in the dry season it doesn't rain
Almost 65% of Africa is covered by Savanna
During the dry season there is only a rainfall of 30 to 100 cm
Bush fire are very common during the dry season The yellow parts on the map represent where some of the grassland are. A picture of a bush fire A climatograph illustrates very little rainfall for all the months of the year except for July, August and September, which only receives up to 250 mm of rain in one month.
The average rainfall per year is around 20-40 inches.
Savannas have warm temperatures year around.
The average temperature during the wet season which is the summer months is 85°F.
The average temperature during the dry season which is the winter months is 70°F.
The average temperature per year is around 78°F.
Wet/Dry climate
A- stands for tropical climate
w - stands for dry season in winter
Temperature range is 68 degrees - 78 degrees. Description of Biome Grassland, scattered scrubs and trees
Found between tropical rainforest and desert biome. Found in a wide band on either side of the equator on the edge of tropical rain forests
Most familiar in east Africa
Places that are hot
Locations are found at the latitude of about 5°- 10° and 15°- 20° Animal life in the Savanna Usually only grass grows in the Savanna.
The little trees that are found in this grassland are resistant to drought and poor soil.
Trees can only grow in the wet season.
The dominant vegetation consists of wild grasses of various species. •The tropical grassland supports the largest diversity of herbivorous animals. The gazelle, elephant, giraffe and zebra graze on grasses that secrete bitter tasting substances or leaves that are too stiff to chew. This is an example of the grasslands adaptation for survival.
•You can also find carnivores too, such as the leopard, cheetah, hyena and the lion. They also feed on the savanna herbivores vegetation.
•Another adaptive feature in the savanna are the animals with longer legs such as the giraffe.
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