Tropical Rainforest

Abbey Galloway

Where?

The Tropical Rain forest biome is located in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia. It is found in most equatorial areas. We are specifically looking at the Tropical Rain Forest of the Amazon in South America.


What?


  • A tropical rainforest has four distinct layers: the emergent layer, the canopy, the understorey and the forest floor.
  • The rivers and streams in a rainforest can also be considered one of the structural features.
  • The climate of a rainforest is one of its main features. This climate includes the rain, humidity and temperature.
  • A rainforest does not have seasons as we know them, it only has a wet season and a dry season.
  • A tropical rainforest is evergreen, which means that the leaves on the trees never fall off.


Climate?

In an average year in a tropical rain forest, the climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which amounts to about 250 cm per year. The rain forest has lots of rain because it is very hot and wet.


The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C); average humidity is between 77 and 88%


There are no true seasons in a tropical rainforest, although some might see a rainy season and a 'dry season,' but the rainfall does not cease long enough for leaves to dry out.