Large Scale Natural Global Ecosystems Flashcards

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What are global ecosystems also known as?

Global ecosystems are also known as biomes. They are large communities of vegetation and wildlife adapted to specific climates.

How does latitude affect climate and biomes?

Latitude affects climate by determining temperature and sunlight exposure.

Lower latitudes near the equator are warmer and have higher biodiversity, while higher latitudes near the poles are colder with fewer sunlight hours and less biodiversity.

What is the relationship between air pressure and biomes?

Low-pressure areas, where warm air rises, lead to increased cloud cover and precipitation, creating warm and wet biomes near the equator.

High-pressure areas, where cooler air sinks, result in dry and warm conditions, forming desert climates.

How does wind affect global climates and biomes?

Wind moves from high-pressure to low-pressure areas, helping to regulate temperatures and influence weather patterns globally. This creates zones of high and low pressure, contributing to different biomes like deserts.

Why are biomes important for life on Earth?

Biomes are important as they sustain all life on Earth. They help regulate the environment, absorb CO2, and provide resources like minerals and fossil fuels. Studying biomes helps us understand animal adaptation and the planet’s history.

How are human activities impacting biomes?

Human activities, like deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, disrupt biomes by destroying habitats and ecosystems. This leads to reduced biodiversity and affects the Earth’s ability to absorb CO2. This contributes to global warming.

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