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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

The major climatic factors that govern the distributions of terrestrial biomes are:

a. temperature only.

b. rainfall only.

c. wind speed only.

d. temperature and rainfall.

e. temperature, rainfall, and wind speed.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The climatic factors include temperature, rainfall, wind speed, moisture, and sunlight. Biomes are vast regions with distinct vegetation and climate that are distributed across continents. They include multiple ecosystems. The local weather and biota can vary from region-to-region. However, the overall climate remains the same in a single biome.

Explanation

Justification/Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (d) is temperature and rainfall. The biomes have vegetation that is in accordance with the rainfall and temperature patterns of that area. Biomes stretch over same latitudes across water bodies as well, thereby incorporating various continents. Hence, option (d) is correct.

Explanation for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) is temperature only. The terrestrial biomes are shaped in accordance with the temperature as well as the rainfall patterns. As this option includes only one climatic factor, it cannot be correct. So, it is an incorrect option.

Option (b) is rainfall only. The terrestrial biomes are shaped in accordance with the temperature as well as the rainfall patterns...

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