CLIMATE BELTS - GLOBAL CLIMATE

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATIONS OF PLANTS & ANIMALS VARIES IN LATITUDE BELTS

STARTING AT EQUATOR AND GOING NORTH & SOUTH WE SEE:

DENSE FOREST & JUNGLE IN TROPICAL EQUATORIAL REGIONS

DRY DESERT TO NORTH AND SOUTH (ABOUT 25-35 DEGREES)

TEMPERATE MID-LATITUDE FORESTS & GRASSLANDS

POLAR REGIONS

 

 

THESE RESULT FROM ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION DUE TO SOLAR HEATING AND EARTH'S ROTATION