Taiga

Kelsi Burns

Location and General Characteristics

The Taiga is located near the top of the world. Which means that when it is winter there is frigid weather with snow, but when summer comes the snow melts and it gets very hot. It is the largest biome and is a coniferous forest.

Weather and Climate

There are six months of the year that Taiga gets below freezing. The yearly precipitation is only 12 to 33 inches. Most of the precipitation comes in the summer time. Taiga is a snow climate. In the winter the tempature can get to -65 Fahrenheit (-54 Celsius) In the summer the tempature cn get to 70 Fahrenheit (21 Celsius). It snows a lot in Taiga.

Landforms

Taiga is a mountainous Terrain landform. Which means that is has a lot of mountains. So a mountainous or a lot of of mountains Terrain.


Animals and Plants



The animals are: Bohemian Waxwing, Hawk Owl, Pine Grosbeak, Red-Throated Loon, Ermine, Eurasian Beaver, European Red Squirrel, Lynx, Marten, Moose, Snowshoe Rabbit, Wolverine.



The plants are: balsam fir,black spruce,Douglas fur,eastern red ceder,jack pine,paper birch,Siberian spruce,white fur,white popular,white fur,lichen and mosses.












Catastrophic Events

In Taiga since it is a forest it can have wildfires. There can also be deadly insects so much as killing you like if you are a worker. You pick a a log and there it is.

Human Impacts

Some of the human impacts in Taiga is when they hunt the animals to eat and when they build shelters with trees and like the stuff we use now. The also used the water for drinking water.

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