Climatograms

Topics: Ecosystem, Tropics, Biodiversity Pages: 4 (591 words) Published: February 4, 2014

Climatograms

CHAPARRAL- Santa Monica, Cali

Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Unique Characteristics
Blue Oak
Coyote Bush
Cactus Wren
Grey Fox
Wild Goat

hot and dry
flat plains, rocky hills, or mountain slopes
fires and drought are common
mild winters
mostly coastal areas

TROPICAL DESERT- Aden, Aden

Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Unique Characteristics
Barrel Cactus
Brittle Bush
Bobcat
Cactus Wren
Coyote

hot and dry
snows in the winter
average rainfall is about 15 cm a year
most animals burrow underground
most animals are nocturnal

TROPICAL RAINFOREST- Mt. Waialeale, Kauai, Hawaii

Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Unique Characteristics
Bengal Bamboo
Curare
Bengal Tiger
Chimpanzee
Dawn Bat

year round warmth
average humidity is 77-88%
typically near the equator
contains the highest biodiversity
most trees are tall with large leaves

TEMPERATE GRASSLANDS-Williston, North Dakota

Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Unique Characteristics
Bison
Prairie Dogs
Broom Sedge
Shrubs
Cattail

In areas surrounding the equator
Contain mostly smaller plants, since it cannot sustain trees Typically occur in the larger area between lands
Dryer of the two grasslands
29-35 inches of rain per year

TUNDRA- Barrow, Alaska

Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Unique Characteristics
Arctic Fox
Wolves
Elk
Lichens
Cotton grass

The top layer of soil is composed of permafrost
There is low biotic diversity
The are large population oscillations
There is limited drainage
Reproduction periods are short

UNKNOWN CLIMATOGRAMS:

Table 16: Chaparral

Table 17: Tropical Deciduous

Table 18: Tropical Desert

Table 19: Boreal Forest

Table 21: Tundra

ANALYSIS:

1. Yes; each biome has very distinct characteristics pertaining to temperature and precipitation. Temperature, depending heavily on the latitude of the biomes, was typically higher in tropical areas that are clearly closer to the...
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