WHAT TYPES OF RAINFORESTS ARE THERE
WHAT TYPES OF RAIN FORESTS ARE THERE
There are two types of rainforests tropical and temperate. Tropical and temperate rainforests share certain characteristics. For example, most trees flare at the base. Vegetation is dense, tall and very green. Both types of rainforests are rich in plant and animal species, although the diversity is greater in the tropical rainforest.
MONTANE FORESTS are found in mountainous areas and may contain plants such as oaks, rhododendrons, and pines, which are characteristic of temperate deciduous forests at higher altitudes, temperatures are cooler. Even close to the equator, frost and snow may occur.
PRETICIPATION AND CLIMATE
Both tropical and temperate rainforests are very lush and wet. rainfall falls regularly throughout the year. the tropical rainforest receives 80-400 inches of rainfall per year. It rains a lot in the temperate rainforest, too--about 100 inches per year. and even more moisture comes from the coastal fog that hovers among the trees.