Taiga Biome Project

By: Rylie Verrett 7th period ;)

Location

North America, Europe, and Asia to the southern border of the arctic tundra.

General Characteristics

Much of the taiga in North America was once covered with glaciers. Long, cold winters, and short, mild, wet summers are typical of this region. The cold climate of the taiga makes it a difficult place for many animals to live.

Weather and Climate

  • Weather- Long, cold winters, and short, mild, wet summers are typical of this region. In the winter, chilly winds from the arctic cause bitterly cold weather in the taiga.
  • Climate- Temperature range in the summer gets as low as -7° C (20° F). The high in summer can be 21° C (70° F). The summers are mostly warm, rainy and humid.

Temperature

Temperature range in the summer gets as low as -7° C (20° F). The high in summer can be 21° C (70° F). The summers are mostly warm, rainy and humid.

Precipation


Most of the precipitation in the taiga falls as rain in the summer.

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Landforms

They have mountains,canyons, and bodies of water

Animals

Many have thick coats of fur to insulate against the cold, and some hibernate. Others migrate to warmer areas in the chilly winters. Animal populations are mainly seed-eating squirrels and jays; small mammals like ermine and moles; and larger browsing animals such as deer, moose, elk, and snowshoe hare.
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