By:Kasey Reardon, Romy Aedo, and Paul Mitchell.

Temperate Rain forest
Temperate Rain forest

http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/images/temprain/temperate_rainforest_5720.jpg

Temperate Rainforest





The temperate rainforest is not at all like the tropical rainforest. The temperate rainforest is in the northwestern coast of the United States.There are different types of tress that live in the temperate rain forest .The forest's trees live for a long time in this biome and also are very tall. For example, cedars, redwoods, and Douglas first. It is hard to classify this reason. Ecologists refer to this biome a the temperate rainforest becasue temperate means having moderate temperatures.








Temperature:

The average annual temperature is above 0° C because of the nearby oceans.But the warmer parts of the temperate rainforests have the average temperatures that are around 20° C. It is a very lush and wet place.


Temperature Graph
Temperature Graph

http://biological-diversity.info/IncaTrail/climate_graph.gif


Precipitation:

In the temperate rainforests it rains up to 100 inches per year. Then more moisture comes from the fog that hovers above the trees.Unlike tropical rainforests, which are warm and moist, temperate rainforests are cool, but also have moderate temperatures.


Precipitation Graph
Precipitation Graph

http://biomef.wikispaces.com/Temperate+Rainforest


Climate:

The temperate rainforest had mild, wet winters and cool, foggy, or very cloudy summers. Winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing,but Summers go above 80 degress. From the hot humid summers plants get water from the humidity of the summer's and grow from that.

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Sunlight:


The temperate rainforest does not recieve a lot of sunlight, Which affects the plants and their growth and the way they reproduce. Plants in the temperate rain forest manage however to live by all of the rainfall in the rainforest.


Animals:



Animals: In the temperate rainforest the amimal species vary. During each season the animals are different. They come out at different times of the year.For example bears,deers,Gray jays, and more.




Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear
Iguana
Iguana

Bongo
Bongo
Pariot
Pariot

Plants:

Most of the temperate rainforest is trees. As with the animals, the plants vary throughout the year. Different seasons, different plants but they are all small because of the lack of sunlight. Mushrooms are also grown a lot in the temperate rainforest.



Energy Flow:

Food chain
Food chain

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Food web
Food web

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Works Cited:


"Pileated Woodpecker." Online image. 02 Mar. 2008. Nashville Zoo.
http://www.nashvillezoo.org/piciformes/picidae.htm

"Temperate Rainforest." Online image. 02 Mar. 2008. Virtual Teacher Aide.
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

"Climate."
http://www.scsc.k12.ar.us/2001Outwest/PacificNaturalHistory/Projects/LachowskyR/Default.htm
"Temperate Rain Forest" Marietta.
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/images/temprain/temperate_rainforest_5720.jpg

"Temperature Graph"
http://biological-diversity.info/IncaTrail/climate_graph.gif
"Iguana" Online Image. Sandiego Zoo.
www.sandiegozoo.org
"Pariot" Online Image. Sandiego Zoo.
www.sandiegozoo.org
" Grizzley Bear" Online Image. Dave Hurteau of Field & Stream magazine
http://biological-diversity.info/IncaTrail/climate_graph.gif

" Bongo" Online Image. Sandiego Zoo.
www.sandiegozoo.org

" Food Chain" Online Image.Elizabeth Anne Viau .
http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/rainforest/temp_rain/temppy.html

" Food Web" Online Image. Elizabeth Anne Viau.
http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/courses/builders/lessons/less/biomes/rainforest/temp_rain/temppy.html

" Temperate Rain Forest" Mar.9 Online Video. You Tube.