Tropical Forest

By: Ajani Mckay & Kavon Robinson

What Is the Tropical Forest?

Tropical rainforest - Is an evergreen forest located at low elevations in regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Abundant rainfall and very warm weather characterize tropical rainforests. This is why there are so many different types of vegetation there.

Precipitation

Is evenly distributed throughout the year, with annual rainfall exceeding 2000 mm. The rain forest has lots of rain because it is very hot and wet. This climate is found near the equator.

Tropical Forest and the Water Cycle

Transpiration plays a big role in the water cycle for the Tropical Forest because Transpiration is when water from the forest's tree's evaporates into the air and then the evaporated water turns into water vapor and water vapor condenses into clouds and when clouds get to heavy then its rains causing Precipitation.

The Importance of a Tropical Forest

Rainforests are being cut down due to deforestation and this might affect the water budget because of transpiration from the tree's. If the water from the trees and plants ( Soil) doesn't evaporate into the air and goes through the whole process of the water cycle then this could affect the water budget by there being a lower amount of water getting distributed into the 5 oceans.