Description of Chaparral

The chaparral is a shrubland that is found in most continents. It has a Mediterranean climate. The chaparral covers 5% of California. The chaparral has flat plains, rocky hills, and mountain slopes. Lots of plants and animals live here. But most plants have hard leaves which hold lots of moisture

Precipitation Amount

200 to 1000 mm per year

Temperature Range

30 degrees F -- 100 degrees F

Soil Type

-Very nutrient poor - serpentine -non serpentine soil

-Vernal pools -Gabbro -alluvial soil

Definition of Topography

-The arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area