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Postby arcoiris » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:58 pm

hello does someone knows which is the biome region where is treeless with little rainfall in the far north
is grassland?, or tundra?, or taiga, chaparral or desert?
thank you for your opinion
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Postby DavidB » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:53 pm

Tundra or steppe are both correct answers. Tundra derives from the Finnish "treeless plain" and steppe is a Russian word referring to a short-grass plain. Precipitation in both areas is largely in the form of snow. Taiga is generally found further south and consists of marshy soils. Grassland & chaparral are found even further south. The term desert is usually applied to more southerly biomes, but Antartica is a cold desert.
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:27 pm

Taiga is the largest biome on the planet and it consists mainly of trees.
i would answer tundra, since it is the most far off nord of the eligible.
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