elevation zones and vegetation
Types of vegetation vary depending on temperature and rainfall, which in turn depend on altitude.
Dense, highly varied forest in the intertropical zone, where precipitation is abundant and regular.
Forest composed mainly of trees with broad leaves that grow back every year.
Forest composed of conifers and deciduous trees.
Forest composed mainly of softwood trees with evergreen leaves in the form of needles or scales.
Plant formation that grows in relatively arid regions; it includes mosses, lichens, grasses, bushes and dwarf trees.
Mass of ice resulting from the accumulation and compression of snow; it moves under its own weight.