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APESTerrestrialBiomesReview VocabularyUnderstandandbeabletoapplyeachoftheseterms. 1.Biome:Similarclimaticconditionsontheearth 2.Climate:alocationaffectedbylatitude,terrain,andaltitude 3.Rainshadow:dryareaontheleewardsideofthemountain 4.Windward:thesideofthemountainthatgetstherain 5.Leeward:thesideofthemountainthatisdry 6.Latitude:itisageographicalcoordinatethatspecifiesthenorthsouthpositionofapoint 7.Altitude:heightabovesealevel 8.PrimarySuccession:atypeofecologicalandbiologicalsuccessioninaplantslife 9.SecondarySuccession:processstartedbyaneventlikeaforestfire 10.Tropical:warmandhotyearroundmoistandlushvegetation 11.Temperate:latitudesoftheglobeliebetweenthetropicsandthepolarregions 12.Desert:areawithlessthan10inchesofprecipitationayear 13.

Polar:receivelessintensivesolarradiation CriticalThinkingRead,analyze,andgivecompleteanswerstothesequestions. 1.Describetherainshadoweffectandexplainhowitcanaltertheclimateofthe windwardandleewardsidesofamountainrange. Therainshadowmakesonesideofthemountainhavealotofgrassandvegetationandthe othersidedry. 2.Whateffectdoeslivingnearalargeoceanorlakehaveonaverageairtemperatures? Why?Explain. Itwillbemorehotinthewintersincetheoceancancontainmoreheat 3.Completethissummarychartofthelandbasedecosystems.

Equatorialpolar,or MidLatitude TropicalDesert TemperateDesert PolarDesert Tropical Grasslands Temperate Grasslands PolarGrasslands Equatorial MidLatitude Polar Equatorial MidLatitude Polar

Precipitation(High, Low,Seasonal) Low Low Low Seasonal Low Low

Average temperature(High, Low,Seasonal) High Seasonal Low High Seasonal High

Chaparral TropicalRainforest DeciduousForest ConiferousForest (Taiga) Temperate Rainforest Mountains

MidLatitude Equatorial MidLatitude Polar MidLatitude MidLatitude

Low High High Seasonal High Seasonal

Seasonal High Seasonal Seasonal Seasonal Low

4.Foreachcategoryofbiomes,giveamajorhumanimpactandlist2endangeredspecies: a.Desertsmining,tortoisesandkangaroorats b.Grasslandscanbecomeadesert,Asianelephantandprairiechicken c.Forestsfirecanmakethemintodeserts,jaguarsandwoodpeckers d.Mountainsmining,lynxandwolves

Identifythebiomeintheclimatogramabovewhatevidencesupportsyouranswer.Givespecific observationsfromyourgraphtojustifythisanswer.