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Biomes Vocabulary

Biomes Vocabulary

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pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years
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Climate
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climate zone with moderate temperatures that is loctaed between the tropics and the polar zone
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temparature zone
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any structural or behavioral change that helps an organism survive in its particular environment
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adaptation
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behavioral adaptation for winter survival; animal's activity is reduced; body temperature drops and
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hibernation
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climate zones that get the most solar radiation and are always hot, except at high elevations
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tropics
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where the ocean meets the land
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intertidal
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western united states has part of it; rain comes between 25-75cm per year, mild temperature, grass
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grassland biome
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rainfall is 1.5-2cm per year; most of north africa and australia; hot day, cold night
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desert biome
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covers 70% of earth; provides rain for all biome; salty
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marine biome
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ponds, lake, rivers; freshwater without salt
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freshwater biome
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temparature remains high whole year; rainfall more than 8ft per year;lot of vegetation; most species
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the tropical rainforest
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only biome with 4 distinct seasons; lots of trees it's our area
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temperate decideous forest
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cold, dry; can't melt on summer; never gets above 45 F; only mosses and lichens grows.
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tundra
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