Corals and Coral Reefs
Botany or Plant Biology
Climatology and Climate Changes
A geographic area characterized by its climate, plant life and ecological community.
What factors determine climate?
The factors are:- 1. Distance from the sea 2. Ocean currents 3. Direction of prevailing winds 4. Relief 5. Proximity to the equator 6. The El Nino phenomenon 7. Recently it has accepted that Human activity is also affecting climate. 8. Location or... 1. Latitude - Distance north or south of equator 2. Altitude - Distance above or below sea level 3. Global Winds - What winds are blowing/where they're coming from/warm or cold 4. Ocean currents - What currents are coming in/where from 5. Topography - Distance from mountains (how...
Asked in Animal Life, Biomes
Why can some animals stay under the ground without eating during cold months?
Because they eat a lot of food which they store as fat in their bodies, so they don't have to come out of the ground. They gradually break down the fat for energy. ...
Asked in Rules of the Road, Time Zones, Biomes, Marine
What is a dilemma zone?
When approaching a signalized intersection at high speeds and the light turns yellow, the dilemma zone is the space from the intersection to the point on the road where it may be difficult for the driver to discern whether they should run the yellow light or brake to be safe. Merrill Scott Traffic Engineer, 27 ...
Asked in Mice and Rats, Biomes, Deserts
What do people of desert eat?
Millions upon millions of people around the world live in deserts and the vast majority (over 99%) live in cities and towns where food is readily available in stores and markets or restaurants. I live in the Chihuahuan Desert and have a Wal*Mart SuperCenter a half mile from my home where I can purchase nearly any food I desire. There are also a number of restaurants and fast food establishments within a short walking distance of my home. For those who live...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Biomes, Rainforests
What is the average temperature in the amazon forest?
The Amazon has a tropical climate, so it is warm all year and very wet (when it isn't raining, it is still very humid). The temperature is typically in the 80's during the day and doesn't often get below 70 at night. ...
Asked in Global Warming, Biomes
Which biome has the highest net radiation budget value?
It's actually the rain forest because that is the biome closest to the equator, meaning that it has a net radiation budget surplus (more solar radiation is absorbed than reflected/re-emitted as infrared radiation), unlike the biomes closer to the poles which will have a net radiation budget deficit (more infrared radiation is re-emitted/reflected than solar radiation that is absorbed). ...
Asked in Biomes, Grasslands
What animals live in a meadow?
Cows, horses, sheep, ducks, llamas, alpacas, buffalo, birds, moles, rabbits, most bugs, voles, worms, and if there is a stream in the meadow, you also have to consider fish and other types of smaller aquatic animals. Birds which live in or near meadows include sparrows, finches, hawks and other birds of prey. ...
Asked in Skin Care, Definitions, Biomes, Rainforests
What does it mean if your lips peel all year round?
It means you get chapped lips easily. Just wear more chapstick to protect your lips. In addition, avoid licking them. That might make it feel better short term, but in the long run, it makes it worse. ...
What are the biotic and abiotic factors in a savanna?
The biotic factors of a tropical savanna includes vegetation that is dominated by different types of tall grasses with some shrubs and trees. The animals tend to be bigger than in the jungles. The abiotic factors of the tropical savanna include frequent fires from seasonal lightning, seasonal rainfall, times of drought and times of great rains, high temperatures, and a compact soil. What they mean Abiotic factors are chemical and physical factors of the environment like climate and soil type - 'non biology' Solar energy input...