A Journey Through the Amazon Rainforest

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					CLIMATES WITH RAIN ALL
        YEAR


    S3 CLIMATIC REGIONS
     In this topic you will learn
• The location of equatorial climate areas
• The characteristics of their climate and
  vegetation
• To identify this on climate graph
• The advantages and disadvantages of such a
  climate
      Where are the Rainforests
• There are four main
  areas of equatorial
  climate across the
  world

• All of these are found
  along between 10 o
  North and 10 o South
  of the Equator
  Campa Pita, Belize

  Characteristics of this climate




• Temperatures reach above 25 o C all year round
• Therefore there are no seasons in the rainforest
  like we have in the U.K.
Characteristics of this climate




• It rains every month in the rainforest
• Annual rainfall is high, at least 1500mm
     Why is the climate like this?
• The position of the sun
  effects the climate of
  Rainforest

• Because the sun shines    SUN
directly over the equator
the energy from the suns
rays in concentrated on a
smaller area making it            Equator
very warm
  Advantages and Disadvantages
• ADVANTAGES               • DISADVANTAGES

• High temperatures and • Forest so dense
  rainfall allow many       difficult to build roads,
  different crops to grow
                            railways for access
• Many rivers can be
  used or transport       • Heavy rain = poor soil
• A lot of trees can be   • Isolation means people
  used for furniture        live subsistence
  paper etc
                      TASKS
• Using the screen to
  help you shade in the
  areas of equatorial
  rainforest on your own
  map.

• Complete all core and
  general questions in
  unit 7 pg 56/57

				
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