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What is the soil in the Amazon rainforest like?
Soil in the tropical rainforest's is very nutrient poor. The topsoil is only one to two inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) deep. The only reason plant life is so lush is because the plants store the nutrients in themselves rather than getting them from the soil. When plants decay, other growing plants tap the nutrients from the dead matter and reuse nutrients left over from that plant. This is why farmers can only use the rainforest's soil for one or two years after they clear cut it, before all nutrients are stripped from the soil.The reason the soil so infertile is because it is more than 100 million years old, and has taken a beating from the elements. After time, rain washes minerals out of the soil, leaving it more acidic and nutrient poor. Soil exposed to the heat and condensed sunlight turns it into red clay. Other soils just cannot deal with minerals, and turn it into compounds useless to plants. There are some fertile patches of soil in the rainforest's, but they are scattered throughout the thick vegetation.
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The air in the Amazon rain forest is very heavy and humid feeling.
It is very beautiful and very tropical. It also has beautiful animals, plants, and flowers. The Amazon has a mossy ground cover and is rich with vegetation, animals and insec…ts. It also has many slopes, cliffs and hills for waterfalls and rivers.
The soil in the tropical rain forest is very nutrient poor. It's poor because the topsoil is only one to two inches thick and the soil beneath it is mostly clay and rocks. It …also has been here for millions of years so the soil gas taken quite a beating. Plus, when it rains the water washes away all the minerals. Which, causes the soil to be very acidic.
Well, various soils depending on which rainforest it is in. They may be hard, gritty,slimy and sometimes like squelching like mud. Mostly they are poor conditioned. … I like pie =)
The climate in the Amazonian rain forest is warm and humid and the average temperature in the area is about 79 degrees Fahrenheit. One of the prominent features of this ar…ea is the difference between the temperature during the day and during the night is greater than that of the difference between the seasons. The Amazon rain forest consists four layers and each layer has its unique ecosystem and plants and animals are adapted to that. The tallest layer is called the emergent layer, which has trees of approximately 200 feet in height. The other layer is canopy which has smooth oval leaves and have pointed drip tip. This makes the flow of water easy and preventing the growth of mosses and fungi. The layer below the canopy layer is able to get only 5 per cent of sunlight and plants of this layer are uniquely adapted to survive in the shadowy layer. The lowest layer is the forest floor and is almost without any plant. Only 2 percent of sunlight reaches here. A: Between 22 and 32°C, Rarely falls beneath 25°C.
The Amazon Rainforest covers most of the Amazon Basin in South America. About 5 1/2 million square kilometers are covered by rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is hugely in dan…ger because of major deforestation. It is projected that every second, 1 1/2 acres of forest are cut down due to industrial purposes.
the environment in the Amazon Rainforest is very natural. Since it is very humid and wet it affects the layers. The layers are: forest floor, understory layer, canopy layer an…d emergent layer. These layers are caused by the climate and that affects the environment. There are many animals in the Amazon Rainforest. The green leaf area of plants and trees in the rainforest varies by about 25% as a result of seasonal changes. Leaves expand during the dry season when sunlight is at a maximum, then undergo abscission in the cloudy wet season. These changes provide a balance of carbon between photosynthesis and respiration. Hope this helped! -kay
It is very thick jungle that is almost contantly raining and humid. The two layers of trees, the emergent layer and the canopy are actually so thick that in some layers don't …let light penetrate to the forest floor. The rainforest gets one of the largest amounts of precipitation at about 108in a year. The trees there are mostly broad-leaf evergreen trees.
It's warm and on the equator, never drops under 25C. very wet, and the Canopy blocks the sun light and there is none, or hardly any sun light for the shrub layer...
From an area of 7 million of square kilometers (2.7 million of square miles) about 45% is dusky, 30% is clay an 25% is water. . Soil is very poor in nutrients. Major componen…t of forest's exuberance is from a tiny organic coverage from the forest itself made of decomposition of vegetation, all sort of dead animals and their excrements.
soft and crunchy Mostly rock and infertile soil. The heavy rains wash away all the nutrients.
The sun rises at six and begins to heat up the rainforest, causing water to evaporate and rise, making clouds. At about 3:00, the sun is at it's hottest and brightest, and ton…s of rain soon begins to fall, soaking the Amazon. Then, everything just calms down at night, ready for another hectic day the next day.
very good It is fertile with a light brown color. So it is usually moist and soft.
The Amazon is a very wet, sticky, humid place. There are a lot bugs and rains a lot.
It is hot and humid throughout the year in the Amazon rainforest. The rain forest climate is hot, wet, sticky and humid. It rains heavily each day. The rain comes down… suddenly and stops just as fast, this is called convectional rain.
In the Amazon rainforest, the canopy is thick and may stretch to heights of 80 to 150 feet. These have flowers and fruits and are a good habitat for birds, insects and sma…ll mammals. The understory of the Amazon rainforest is characterized by high humidity, low light and constant heat.