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Tropical Dry Forest By Climatologist and Geologist Alyssa Zabicki


Background The tropical dry forest is a type of forest found near the Equator that has distinct rainy and dry seasons. ď‚­ Tropical dry forest can be found in some parts of Africa, South and Central America, Mexico, India, Australia, and tropical islands. ď‚­


Tropical Dry Forests


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Most tropical dry forests are being cut down for logging and agriculture. Few tropical dry forests remain due to human interaction. Most tropical dry forests are considered grasslands or savannahs because of the amount of little tree life left.


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Water is a key abiotic factor in a tropical dry forest. Rain is seasonal rather than year round.


Climate ď‚­

The tropical dry forest has an absolute dry season. Absence of precipitation in the region seasonally makes a true dry forest exist. Some regions in Brazil, India, Burma and Bangladesh experience a monsoon climate with peak rainfall in June and July.


Average Annuals 

Temperature: 75ºF

Precipitation: 10-80 in.

Seasons: A distinctive wet and dry season


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Lines of Latitude


Geology of Region No major volcanoes or fault lines.  The Fiji tropical dry forest has mountains that create rain shadows and warm humid weather.  Cyclones coming from the northwest hit the islands between NovemberApril every few years. 


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Sources

http://www.ceiba.org/loorecology.htm http://thebirdzoo.com/Tropical%20Dry%20Forest.htm http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecoregions/abou http://www.environment.tc/Tropical-DryForest.html http://www.botany.wisc.edu/courses/botany_42 2/Lecture/Lect08TropDry.html http://www.teachersdomain.org/assets/wgbh/td c02/tdc02_doc_biomesummary/tdc02_doc_bio mesummary.pdf http://library.thinkquest.org/17456/tropicalall.ht ml

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