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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 7.10 The typical vegetation in a tropical rainforest climate forms a cover of trees, growing at different heights in multilayered treetop canopies. This is the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.

How many tree canopies (layers) can you see in this figure?

To determine

The number of tree canopies (layers) visible in the accompanying figure.

Explanation

The accompanying photo shows the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. A rainforest consist of numerous broad-leaf evergreen trees with warm temperatures and precipitation occurring throughout the year to support constant vegetation growth. A cross section of the rainforest has several tiers of tree canopies at different levels. A little or no amount of sunlight reaches the shady floors of rainforest, which can support ferns but it only supports sparse vegetation...

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