The Rain Forest

Information about the Rain Forest Biome

Weather and Climate

The climate in a tropical rain forest is very humid because of all the rainfall. A tropical rainforest gets about 150 cm of rain per year. It gets lots of rain because it is very hot and wet in rain forests. t rains usually about 1/8 of an inch per day. The climate there is more direct in the sunlight hitting the land and sea there than anywhere else. The sun warms the land and sea and the water evaporates into the air. The warm air can hold a lot of water vapor which creates clouds that release the water and makes rain. Temperature - Rainforests temperature does not normally exceed 93 degrees and normally stay above 64 degrees. Precipitation - The average humidity is between 77% and 88%. 50 % of the precipitation comes from its own evaporation.

Landforms

The rain forest doesn't really have any landforms other than mountains

Plants and Animals

  • Bengal Bamboo
  • Coconut Tree
  • Kapok Tree
  • Curare
  • Bougainvillea


  1. King Cobra
  2. Fruit Dove
  3. Linn's Sloth


Adaptations

Animals - Food, water, and shelter

Plants- High amount of rain, and sunlight

Relationships

Predator-Prey- a neotropical rain frog is swallowed by a rear-fanged snake

Competition- Light and nutrients

Limiting Factors

Biotic- The animals

Abiotic- Weather and climate


Ecological Concerns

Deforestation

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