A type of forest that exists in cool but generally frost-free regions of heavy annual precipitation. It consists mainly of mixed deciduous trees, usually with one dominant species. With the onset of winter the forest becomes dormant and remains so until spring, when it resumes active growth. Temperate rain forests are found principally near the west coasts of southern South America and northern North America, in New Zealand, and in northern Japan. Compare tropical rain forest.
a type of forest found in only a few places around the world, such as the Pacific temperate rain forest on the west coast of North America. These forests are often dominated by conifer trees adapted to wet climates and cool temperatures.
An expression used to describe the native woodlands of the North West of Scotland, due to both the high rainfall in the area and the large numbers of lichens, ferns and bryophytes found there.
a rain forest in a temperate area
Any forest in the mid-latitudes that receives more than 50 to 60 inches ( 127 - 152 cm. ) of rainfall a year.
An ecosystem that is dominated by large and very tall evergreen trees. This biome occurs along the Pacific Northwest coast of North America where annual precipitation is high and temperatures are mild.
Temperate rain forests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the mid-latitudes in areas of high rainfall. Temperate rainforests may also be known as Decidious rain forests. Most of these occur in Oceanic-Moist Climates (Northwestern North America (Northwestern California to Southeastern Alaska), Northwest Europe (British Isles and Norway), Southern Chile, Southeastern Australia (Tasmania/Victoria), the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island and some occur in Subtropical-Moist Climates (The Colchian temperate rain forests of the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey and Georgia, New Zealand's North Island, South Africa's Garden Route, southern/western Japan, and the mountain temperate coniferous rain forests of Taiwan's Central Mountain Ranges).