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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Which biome experiences the highest annual rainfall?

a. tropical rainforest

b. tropical savanna

c. chaparral

d. temperature grassland

e. arctic tundra

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Biomes are a large geographical area that share a common type of climate and stretch across continents. The temperature and rainfall are the two climatic factors that shape a biome. The amount of rainfall varies from biome-to-biome.

Explanation

Justification/Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (a) is tropical rainforests. The tropical rainforests are located in and around the Equator, which receives bright sunlight and rainfall year round. The presence of an increased temperature, in turn, increases the process of evaporation in the region, which further, accounts for high rainfall. Hence, option (a) is correct.

Explanation for the incorrect answers:

Option (b) is tropical Savana. The Savanaare the grasslandsthat receive scorching sunlight. The amount of rainfall is less in comparison to that received by the tropical rainforest...

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