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Rainforest - Wikipedia
9 Jan 2020 at 9:27am
Rainforests are forests characterized by high and continuous rainfall, with annual rainfall in the case of tropical rainforests between 2.5 and 4.5 metres (98 and 177 in), and definitions varying by region for temperate rainforests.The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth ...

rainforest | Definition, Plants, Map, & Facts | Britannica
12 Jan 2020 at 7:57am
Rainforest, luxuriant forest, generally composed of tall, broad-leaved trees and usually found in wet tropical uplands and lowlands around the Equator. Rainforests usually occur in regions where there is a high annual rainfall of generally more than 1,800 mm (70 inches) and a hot and steamy climate.

Rainforests, explained - National Geographic
21 Jan 2020 at 8:01am
Rainforests play an invaluable role in sustaining life, but every year large portions of them are cut down for logging, mining, and cattle ranches.

Mongabay.com - Rainforests
14 Jan 2020 at 1:46pm
Danum Valley rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia in 1995. Photo by Rhett A. Butler BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE RAINFOREST. Rainforests are forest ecosystems characterized by high levels of rainfall, an enclosed canopy and high species diversity.

Where are the Rainforests?
13 Jan 2020 at 4:00am
WHERE ARE THE RAINFORESTS. The map below shows the location of the world's tropical rainforests. Rainforests cover only a small part of the earth's surface - about 6%, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.

Facts About Rainforests | Live Science
17 Jan 2020 at 8:42am
Rainforests are found all over the world ? in West and Central Africa, South and Central America, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia ? on every continent except Antarctica.

What is a Rainforest? - California Institute of Technology
11 Jan 2020 at 11:12am
Rainforests are the Earth's oldest living ecosystems. They are so amazing and beautiful. These incredible places cover only 6 %of the Earth's surface but yet they contain MORE THAN 1/2 of the world's plant and animal species! A Rainforest can be described as a tall, dense jungle.

15 facts about rainforests for kids | National Geographic Kids
15 Jan 2020 at 2:35pm
Facts about rainforests. 1) Only around 6% of Earth?s land surface is rainforest ? but about half of all animal and plant species live there! 2) In Central American rainforests, rival strawberry poison dart frogs might wrestle for up to 20 minutes! 3) It can take ten minutes for a falling raindrop to travel from a rainforest?s thick canopy to the floor.

Mongabay.com - Rainforest Information for Kids
14 Jan 2020 at 9:07am
Mongabay offers leveled readers for specific grades, including 1st grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.. The main rainforests section contains a wealth of information on a wide range of issues related to rainforests, like biodiversity, the Amazon, deforestation, the canopy, indigenous peoples, conservation, and the Congo, among many other topics

Rainforest | National Geographic Society
3 Jan 2020 at 11:43am
Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse terrestrial ecosystems in the world. The Amazon rainforest is the world?s largest tropical rainforest. It is home to around 40,000 plant species, nearly 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish, 427 species of mammals, and 2.5 million different insects.

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