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Tropic Thunder Travel. By: Zach Bucklin, Brooks Hamilton and Will Taylor. Tropical Rainforest . Tropic Thunder Travel. Features. Many, tall trees Warm 50-260 in rainfall each year Covers > 6% of earth’s surface Produces 40% of earth’s oxygen The 3 largest rainforests:

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    1. Tropic Thunder Travel By: Zach Bucklin, Brooks Hamilton and Will Taylor

    2. Tropical Rainforest Tropic Thunder Travel

    3. Features • Many, tall trees • Warm • 50-260 in rainfall each year • Covers > 6% of earth’s surface • Produces 40% of earth’s oxygen • The 3 largest rainforests: • Central-America (Amazon river basin) • African • Asian (Indo-Malaysian)

    4. Climate • The climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which amounts to about 250 cm per year. • Has lots of rain because it is very hot and wet (warm air holds more water than cold air) • 50% precipitation comes from own evaporation

    5. Seasons:Only 2 seasons, no fall or spring • Summer: Dry season • Best time • Little rain, average is 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit • Winter: Wet season • Enjoyable if you like the rain! • Same temperature (on equator)

    6. The winter home for many migrating birds Home to many tribes that have survived successfully for thousands of years Source for medicinal plants Most complex interdependence of animals on Earth Help maintain weather and rain patterns Unique Features & Characteristics

    7. Plant Life • Very humid environment; trees have pores that give off water through transpiration • Large leaves to absorb sunlight • Many species of vines that make up 40% of canopy leaves • Strong biodiversity; no dominant species

    8. Animal Life • Many mammals and birds that adapt to tree life such as New World monkeys • Insects, such as Leafcutter ants, make up the largest group of animals • Heavy fruit diets • Bright colored species • Sharp patterned species

    9. Tourism Activities • Nature Walks • Waterfall Visits • River Boat Rafting

    10. Deforestation • Rainforests cover 6% of World • House over half the species • Since 1990 half of the Rainforests have been destroyed

    11. Bibliography • http://www.animaled.com/actrain.htm • http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/063/cache/map-world-rainforest_6367_600x450.jpg • http://www.filmedge.net/TT/graphix/HQ.png • http://www.borneorainforestresort.com/activities-recreational.php • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_climate_page.htm • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm • http://bioexpedition.com/tropical-rainforest-biome/