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
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.
Water is a key abiotic factor in a tropical dry forest. Rain is seasonal rather than year round.
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.
Precipitation: 10-80 in.
Seasons: A distinctive wet and dry season
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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Tropical Dry Forest By Climatologist and Geologist Alyssa Zabicki Background The tropical dry forest is a type of forest found near the Eq...