DSC Climate

BY: Adam Battey, P-4

Temperature: Mean annual temp= 23-41 degrees Fahrenheit

Precipitation: generally 200–750 mm annually, 1,000 mm in some areas; primarily as rain during the summer, but also as snow and fog

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Flora: Primarily coniferous trees, it also has some small-leaved deciduous trees like birch, alder, willow, and poplar

Fauna: this climate supports a relatively small range of animals due to the harshness of the climate, but it does include 85 species of mammals, 130 species of fish, and an estimated 32,000 species of insects

Characteristics: Coniferous forests consisting mainly of pines, spruces and larches. DSC climates occur near the southern end of taiga biomes.

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