it is true that most of the rainforests on the Earth are tropical
areas along the equator
climate, there are also
subtropical and temperate
rainforests, which grow in surprisingly cool areas.
These grow in much lower latitudes - even in quite cold places
like Canada, Norway, and the southern tip of South America.
What is a more important criteria for rainforests than temperature, is
tropical or temperate, require a lot of rain.
It's water that makes these forests so dense, lush and rich on
But, tropical rainforests typically get more rain than temperate ones.
grow in low pressure zone along the equator, while temperate
rainforests typically grow on coastal mountains, where the mountain
ranges bring high rainfall (the rain shadow effect).
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