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Spanish climate term meaning "hot country" in English refers to hot and humid elevations between sea level and 3,000 feet and ranging from 85 degrees F to 90 degrees F.
What is "Tierra Caliente"? (227)
Little difference in summer & winter temperatures and good for producing humid-tropical crops such as bananas and cacao.
A climate zone of cooler air and moist weather with mountain forests meaning "temperate country" in English.
Extends from 3,000 to 6,000 feet with daytime temp.: 75-80d degrees F and nighttime temp.: 60-70 degrees F.
What is Tierra Templada? (228)
Good climate for producing Coffee, Corn, Wheat, Cotton, Potatoes, Sugarcane, and Tobacco.
The 3rd elevation zone between 6,000 ft. to 10,000 ft. just below the tree line. Daytime temp.: 65-70 degrees F. & Nighttime temp.: 50-55 degrees F.
What is Tierra Fria? (228)
Spanish term meaning "cold country", important for growing potatoes, wheat, oats, barley, beans, corn, and rye.
The elevation on mountain slopes, above which trees cannot grow.
What is the Tree Line? (228)
At or above 10,000 feet w/ nighttime temperatures betw. 30-35 degrees F. & daytime temp. betw. 50-55 degrees F.
This climate zone of the Andes extends from 10,000 ft. to 16,000 ft. with temp. ranging 50-55 degrees F. during the day and 30-35 degrees F. at night.
Vegetation includes shrubs and grasslands.
What is Paramo? (228)
These lands are used for Llamas, Alpacas, and sheep to graze the upper elevations and potatoes are grown on the lower elevations.
A zone of the Andes which extends above 16,000 ft. with daytime temp. from 30-35 degrees F. and nighttime temp. from 15-20 degrees F. and are permanently snow covered.
What is Tierra Helada? (228)
Means "frozen country" and is above 16,000 feet.
A soldier who fights as a member of an armed band and takes part in irregular warfare, such as harassment and raids.
What is a Guerrilla? (229)
A type of fighting that is covert and often used by drug cartels in Colombia.
A type of agriculture in which forests are cut and burned to clear land for planting crops.
What is Slash-and-Burn Farming? (231)
A type of farming practiced by small communities of indigenous peoples in the Guiana Highlands. The burning puts nitrogen into the soil but the soil is unable to support multiple crops and therefore is environmentally unsound.