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By: Melisa Stoner


• A rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees • Can be found between a tropical rain forest and a desert • They are also • A savannah is also known found in a wide as tropical grasslands band on either side of the equator between 15-25 degrees N. and S. on the edges of a tropical


Climate Average Annual Temperature: season 93degrees

During dry

During wet season 61degrees Not enough rain falls on a savannah to support forests

Average Annual Precipitation = 59in. ď‚— More rainfall occurs during the summer vs. the winter


Seasons • Have warm temperatures year round.

There are two different seasons In this biome, ocean air masses are blocked by mountain ranges to the west and south. Which • Very wet allows polar air masses to • Lots of rain dominate in the winter • Hot and humid months and in the summer, continental air mass to dominate.

-Summer-

-Winter• Very long • Dry


Geology

• Savanna’s are distinguished by their warmer drier climates, and their seasonal

• Savannah are located in the dry tropics and the subtropics often bordering a rain forest. • This environment is intermediate between a grassland and a forest. • Savannahs are located in Africa, Madagascar ( an island off the east coast of Africa), Australia, South America, India, and the MyanmarThailand region of southeast Asia.


n o s a e S g n i w o r G Noun: The part of the year during which rainfall and temperature allow plants to grow. • The growing season in a savanna biome is year round (limited during seasonal drought)

• The longer the dry period the fewer the trees.

Soil • Porous, with rapid drainage of water.

• Has only a thin layer of humus (the organic portion of the soil created by partial decomposition of plant or animal matter), which provides vegetation with nutrients.


Melisa’s Sources • Strahler, Arthur N., Strahler, Arthur H., Elements of Physical Geography. John Wiley & Sons, 1984. • Biome Habitats, copyright 2000-2010 Enchanted learning .com • Plants, created by SLW, October 1996; update 02/02/05 by SLW • Savanna, copyright 2000 www.worldbiomes.com last modified; October 30,2009 • Koeppen’s Climate Classification, FAO-SDRNAgrometeorology Group- 1997


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