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Section 1.1 Biomes
BC Science 10
3. The average pattern of weather conditins that occur in a region.
5. Canada's only desert, also called the Pocket desert.
7. A graph of climate data for a specific region observed and recorded over a period of years.
9. Wolves can maintain a constant body temperature regardless of weather conditions. This is an example of a ______ adaptation.
10. Short grasses, mosses and lichens survive in this biome, but trees do not.
11. The non-living component of every environment.
13. The height of a land mass above sea level.
15. This is the distance measured in degrees north or south from the equator.
16. The land and ocean at the equator receive the greatest amount of ____.
17. The largest division of the biosphere.
18. This biome typically experiences the highest average rainfall.
1. The Canadian prairies are an example of this biome, which can be temperate or tropical.
2. This biome has a short growing season, averaging 50 days.
4. Located above the equator.
6. This biome can be hot or cold, but in either one, the average annual rainfall is less than 25 cm per year.
8. An owl lines its nest with grass, which keeps it cool during the day and warm at night. This is an example of a ______ adaptation.
11. A characteristic that enables an organism to better survive and reproduce.
12. Almost all of the northernmost part of Canada consists of this biome, which is home to caribou and arctic foxes.
14. 0 degrees latitude, divides the earth into north and south hemispheres.