A tropical climate has warm temperatures throughout the year and a significant amount of precipitation. The average temperature each month is higher than 64 F, and tropical areas get at least 59 inches of rainfall annually.
Tropical regions of the world are located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. There are three types of tropical zones: tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon and tropical wet and dry. Temperatures in a rainforest remain consistent year-round, and there is usually a daily afternoon shower. A tropical monsoon climate is similar, although one or two months are drier. Tropical wet and dry territories have specific rainy and non-rainy seasons. The dry season lasts for more than two months.Learn More
The two main factors that determine climate are temperature and the amount of precipitation an area gets. The climate of an area is determined over a long period of time, generally more than a lifetime.Full Answer >
Tropical rainforest landforms are areas that lie between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer, are covered in forest and experience a high level of rain. While many small tropical rainforests persist on Earth, the three primary tropical rainforest landforms occur in the Amazon basin of South America, equatorial Africa and the Southeast Asian peninsula and archipelago.Full Answer >
One of the most interesting facts about the tropical rainforest is that half of the plants and animals on the planet live in these habitats and many species may still be undiscovered. Rainforests contain two-thirds of earth's flowering plant species, and over one-fourth of natural medicines have been discovered there.Full Answer >
The tropical rain forest has two seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The traditional seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter are absent in rain forests.Full Answer >