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Temperate rainforest near Vancouver, Canada

Temperate rainforest near Vancouver, Canada

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Uploaded 21 Mar 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
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Temperate rainforests are found in mild climatic zones with high levels of annual precipitation. These forests grow in several parts of the world, but the largest area of temperate rainforest is the Pacific temperate rain forest ecoregion along the west coast of North America – stretching from Kodiak Island, Alaska, to northern California. The humid climate, which is caused by the Coast Mountains blocking the precipitation that clouds would bring to the interior, has resulted in thriving for ...
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