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TROPICAL RAIN FOREST
a terrestrial biome characterized by high levels of percipitation and high temperatures year round
TROPICAL DRY FOREST
a terrestrial biome characterized by highly seasonal precipitation about 150-200 cm annually, with a 6-7 month dry season
DESERT
a terrestrial biome characterized by very low precipitation
SAVANNA
a tropical grassland biome with scattered individual trees and large herbivores and maintained by occasional fires and droughts
CHAPARRAL
a scrubland biome of dense, spiny evergreen shrubs found at midlatitudes along coasts where cold ocean currents circulate offshore; characterized by mild, rainy winters and long, hot, dry summers
TEMPERATE GRASSLAND
a terrestrial biome dominated by grasses and forbes
NORHTERN CONIFEROUS FOREST
a terrestrial biome characterized by long, cold winters and dominated by cone-bearing trees
TEMPERATE BROADLEAF FOREST
a biome located throughout midlatitude regions where there is sufficient moisture to support the growth of large, broadleaf deciduous trees
TUNDRA
a terrestrial biome at the extreme limits of plant growth. At the northernmost limits, it is called artic tundra, and at high alititudes, where plant forms are limited to low shrubby or matlike vegetation, it is called alpine tundra
PERMAFROST
a permanently frozen soil layer