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Encyclopedia > Temperate rain forest
A map showing the areas where temperate rain forest can be found
A map showing the areas where temperate rain forest can be found
Temperate rain forest in the Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon, United States. This area, on the west side of the mountain, receives over 2.5 meters of rain per year.
Temperate rain forest in the Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon, United States. This area, on the west side of the mountain, receives over 2.5 meters of rain per year.
Temperate rain forest at Multnomah Falls, Oregon, United States
Temperate rain forest at Multnomah Falls, Oregon, United States
Temperate rain forest seen from Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada.
Temperate rain forest seen from Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada.
hiker in the Queets Rain forest on the Olympic Peninsula.
hiker in the Queets Rain forest on the Olympic Peninsula.

Temperate rain forests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the mid-latitudes in areas of high rainfall. Most of these occur in Oceanic-Moist Climates in Western North America (Southeastern Alaska to Central California), Western Europe (Southern Norway to Northern Spain), Southwestern South America (Southern Chile), Southeastern Australia (Tasmania/Victoria), and Western New Zealand (South Island's west coast). Others occur in Subtropical-Moist Climates (The Colchian temperate rain forests of the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey and Georgia, New Zealand's North Island, South Africa's Garden Route, Western Japan, and the mountain temperate coniferous rain forests of Taiwan's Central Mountain Ranges). Some areas, however, such as the Russian Far East (Ussuri, Manchuria, Sakhalin) in Asia, the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia's interior, and in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern North America have more of a continental climate but get enough precipitation in both rain and snow to harbor pockets of temperate rain forest. The mountainous coniferous forests of the Changbai Mountains bordering China and North Korea are a good example contain some of the richest high-elevation coniferous evergreen forests in Eastern Asia. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1393x628, 50 KB) Summary A map showing the areas where temperate rain forest can be found throughout the world. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1393x628, 50 KB) Summary A map showing the areas where temperate rain forest can be found throughout the world. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2936x2202, 1772 KB) Mount Hood Wilderness, temperate rain forest, near Ramona Falls, Timberline hiking Trail, about 9. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2936x2202, 1772 KB) Mount Hood Wilderness, temperate rain forest, near Ramona Falls, Timberline hiking Trail, about 9. ... The Mount Hood Wilderness is a protected wilderness area inside the Mount Hood National Forest. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1638 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Temperate rain forest Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1638 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Temperate rain forest Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Columbia River Highway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Capilano Suspension Bridge. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. ... The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the southern coast of South Africa. ... Location map of Columbia Mountains: dotted lines to left mark boundaries of Okanagan, Shuswap and Quesnel Highlands, dotted lines to lower right mark Salish and Cabinet Mountains. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Image:Http://dicimg. ...


Temperate rain forests are distinguished from other temperate forests by a few factors: A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ...

  • Rainfall: high rainfall (minimum 2-3 m/year, depending on latitude), usually from moisture-laden winds off the ocean.
  • Relative proximity to the ocean: temperate rain forests depend on the proximity to the ocean to moderate seasonal variations in temperature, creating milder winters and cooler summers than continental-climate areas. Many temperate rain forests have summer fogs that keep the forests cool and moist in the hottest months.
  • Coastal mountains: temperate rain forests occur where mountains ranges are close to the coast; coastal mountains increase rainfall on the ocean-facing slopes.

Temperate rain forests may be predominantly coniferous (with deciduous trees in understory), broadleaf evergreen, or mixed forests with deciduous species, and occur in Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests and Temperate coniferous forests ecoregions. Temperate mixed forest in Yunnan, southwest China. ... Pine forests are an example of a temperate coniferous forests Temperate coniferous forests are a terrestrial biome found in temperate regions of the world with warm summers and cool winters and adequate rainfall to sustain a forest. ... An ecoregion is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ...


The temperate coniferous rain forests sustain the highest levels of biomass in any terrestrial ecosystem and are notable for trees of massive proportions, including Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), Alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides) and Kauri (Agathis australis). These forests are quite rare, occurring in small areas of Western North America, southwestern South America and northern New Zealand. This article is about the species commonly called Coast Redwood. For the species commonly called Giant Sequoia, see Sequoiadendron. ... Binomial name Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb. ... Binomial name Picea sitchensis (Bong. ... Binomial name Fitzroya cupressoides Alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides), also known as Patagonian Cypress, is a large tree in the cypress family (Cupressaceae) of conifers. ... Binomial name (D.Don) Loudon Agathis australis, commonly known as the kauri, is a coniferous tree found north of 38°S in the northern districts of New Zealands North Island. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Temperate forests cover a large part of the globe, but temperate rain forests only occur in seven regions around the world; the Pacific temperate rain forests of North America, the Valdivian and Magellanic temperate rain forests of southwestern South America, the Colchian rain forests of the eastern Black Sea region (Turkey and Georgia), the New Zealand temperate rain forests, Tasmanian temperate rain forests, South Africa's Knysna-Amatole coastal forests, and pockets of rain forest in northwest Europe and southwest Japan's Taiheiyo evergreen forests. Also, there are forests similar to those in Japan in Taiwan's Montane forests of the Central Mountain Ranges along Eastern Taiwan's Pacific Coast. Scattered small pockets of temperate rain forest also exist along the Appalachian Mountains from northern Georgia to New England, British Columbia's Columbia Mountains, and in parts of Sakhalin Island, Manchuria and the Ussuri Region of the Russian Far East in Asia. Temperate rain forests often grow right up to the shoreline The Pacific temperate rain forests of North America are the largest temperate rain forest zone on the planet. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The Valdivian temperate rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion located on the west coast of southern South America, in Chile and extending into a small part of Argentina. ... The Magellanic subpolar forests are a terrestrial ecoregion of southernmost South America, covering parts of southern Chile and Argentina, and is part of the Neotropic ecozone. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Black Sea (disambiguation). ... The Tasmanian temperate rain forests are an ecoregion of western Tasmania. ... The Knysna-Amatole montane forests is a subtropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion of South Africa. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Location map of Columbia Mountains: dotted lines to left mark boundaries of Okanagan, Shuswap and Quesnel Highlands, dotted lines to lower right mark Salish and Cabinet Mountains. ...

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Temperate rain forest regions

Pacific temperate rain forests of Northern/Northwestern America

The Colchian Rain Forest of Ajaria, Georgia in the Caucasus
The Colchian Rain Forest of Ajaria, Georgia in the Caucasus

A portion of the temperate rain forest region of North America, the largest area of temperate zone rain forests on the planet, are the Pacific temperate rain forests which occur on west-facing coastal mountains along the Pacific coast of North America, from Kodiak Island in Alaska to northern California, and are part of the Nearctic ecozone. These rain forests occur in a number of ecoregions, which vary in their species composition, but are all predominantly conifers, sometimes with an understory of broadleaved trees and shrubs primarily on the coastal mountain ranges from Southeastern Alaska to Central California. The Columbia Mountains of Southeastern British Columbia (west of the Canadian Rocky Mountains that extend into parts of Idaho and Northwestern Montana in the United States), which encompass the Selkirk Mountains, Monashee Mountains, and the Purcell Mountains, have the largest stretch of interior temperate coniferous rain forests similar to those on the Pacific Coast. The difference is perhaps these inland rain forests have more of a continental climate with a large proportion of the precipitation falling as snow. Being closer to the Rocky Mountains, there is more of a diverse mammalian fauna, but with some similar species that live in the Pacific Northwest such as banana slugs. Temperate rain forests, such as this in Washingtons Olympic Peninsula, often grow right up to the shoreline The Pacific temperate rain forests of North America are the largest temperate rain forest zone on the planet. ... Image File history File links Ajaria_Rainforest. ... Image File history File links Ajaria_Rainforest. ... Official language Georgian Capital Batumi ISO code GE.AJ Head of the Government Levan Varshalomidze Area  - Total  - % water 2,900 km² n/a Population  - Total (1989)  - Density 392,432 135. ... The Caucasus Mountains are a mountain system between the Black and Caspian seas in the Caucasus region, usually considered the southeastern limit of Europe. ... Temperate rain forests often grow right up to the shoreline The Pacific temperate rain forests of North America are the largest temperate rain forest zone on the planet. ... The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain ranges that stretch along the west coast of North America from Alaska to northern and central Mexico. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Kodiak Island is a large island on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, separated from the Alaska mainland by the Shelikof Strait. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Nearctic is one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earths land surface. ... Location map of Columbia Mountains: dotted lines to left mark boundaries of Okanagan, Shuswap and Quesnel Highlands, dotted lines to lower right mark Salish and Cabinet Mountains. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Selkirk Mountains are a mountain range originating in Idaho and Washington, and extending into SE British Columbia. ... Monashee Mountains are a mountain range in British Columbia, Canada covering the areas of British Columbia (78%) and Washington State (22%) and extending 530 km from north to south and 150 km from east to west. ... The Purcell Mountains are a mountain range on the west side of the Columbia Valley and on the east side of the Kootney Valley. ... Banana slugs (Ariolimax columbianus) are mollusks. ...


A common feature of Pacific temperate rain forests of North America is the Nurse log, a fallen tree which as it decays, provides ecological facilitation to seedlings. Pacific temperate rain forests can be found in the Northern Pacific coastal forests, Queen Charlotte Islands, Vancouver Island, British Columbia mainland coastal forests, Central Pacific coastal forests, Central and Southern Cascades forests, Klamath-Siskiyou forests, and Northern California coastal forests ecoregions. The Northern California coastal forests are home to the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), the world's tallest tree. Some of the best forests are found in Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Tongass National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Monument, Redwood National Park, and throughout British Columbia (including British Columbia's Coastal Mountain Ranges and both Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park (Canada) in the Columbia Mountains) with the coastal Great Bear Rainforest being the largest temperate rainforest found in the world. A nurse log is a fallen tree which, as it decays, provides Ecological facilitation to seedlings. ... The Northern Pacific coastal forests is a temperate coniferous forest ecoregion of the Pacific coast of North America. ... Leaving Skidegate Inlet aboard BC Ferries M/V Queen of Prince Rupert The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii (Land of the Haida) are an archipelago off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada, consisting of two main islands, Graham Island in the North, and Moresby Island in the south... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... The British Columbia mainland coastal forests is a temperate coniferous forest ecoregion of the Pacific coast of North America. ... The Klamath-Siskiyou forests are a temperate coniferous forest ecoregion of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. ... The Northern California coastal forests are a temperate coniferous forests ecoregion of coastal Northern California, USA. The ecoregion is lies close to the Pacific Ocean, and is kept moist by Pacific Ocean storms during the winter months, and by coastal fogs in the summer months. ... Binomial name Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in southeast Pierce County, Washington. ... At 17 million acres (69,000 km²), the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States. ... Mount St. ... Established in 1968 from unprotected land as well as small portions of existing state parks, Redwood National Park is a United States National Park on the northern coast of California between Eureka and Crescent City. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Mount Revelstoke National Park is located adjacent to the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia in Canada. ... Glacier National Park is one of seven national parks in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Great Bear Rainforest A Pacific Coast Temperate Rainforest, the Great Bear Rainforest is located in Southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ...


Valdivian and Magellanic temperate rain forests

The temperate rain forests of South America are located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, on the west-facing slopes of the southern Chilean coast range, and the Andes Mountains in both Chile and Argentina down to the southern tip of South America, and are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The Valdivian rain forests are dominated by broadleaf southern beech (Nothofagus), but include many conifers as well. The Valdivian rain forests occur in the Valdivian temperate rain forests and Magellanic subpolar forests ecoregions. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Neotropic ecozone is a terrestrial ecoregion which includes South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. ... Species   Nothofagus alpina - Rauli Beech   Nothofagus antarctica - Antarctic Beech   Nothofagus betuloides - Magallanes Beech   Nothofagus cunninghamii - Myrtle Beech   Nothofagus dombeyi - Coigüe Beech   Nothofagus fusca - Red Beech   Nothofagus gunnii - Tanglefoot Beech   Nothofagus menziesii - Silver Beech   Nothofagus moorei - Negrohead Beech   Nothofagus obliqua - Roble Beech   Nothofagus pumilio - Lenga Beech   Nothofagus solanderi - Black Beech... The Valdivian temperate rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion located on the west coast of southern South America, in Chile and extending into a small part of Argentina. ... The Magellanic subpolar forests are a terrestrial ecoregion of southernmost South America, covering parts of southern Chile and Argentina, and is part of the Neotropic ecozone. ...


South Africa's Knysna-Amatole coastal rain forests

The temperate rain forests of South Africa are part of the Knysna-Amatole forests that are located along South Africa's Garden Route between Cape Town and Durban on the south-facing slopes of South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains facing the Indian Ocean. There are several coniferous podocarps that grow here. This forest receives a lot of moisture as fog from the Indian Ocean, and resembles not only other temperate rain forests worldwide, but also the montane evergreen Afromontane forests that occur at higher elevations in southern and eastern Africa. A fine example of this forest is in South Africa's Tsitsikamma National Park. The Knysna-Amatole montane forests is a subtropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion of South Africa. ... The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the southern coast of South Africa. ... Genera Acmopyle Afrocarpus Dacrycarpus Dacrydium Falcatifolium Halocarpus Lagarostrobos Lepidothamnus Manoao Microcachrys Microstrobos Nageia Parasitaxus Phyllocladus Podocarpus Prumnopitys Retrophyllum Saxegothaea Sundacarpus A large family of mainly Southern Hemisphere conifers, with 18-19 genera and about 170-200 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. ... Afromontane is a term used to describe the plant and animal species common to the mountains of Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. ... The Tsitsikamma National Park is a coastal reserve on the Garden Route in South Africa. ...


New Zealand temperate rain forests

The temperate rain forests of New Zealand occur on the western shore of New Zealand's South Island and on New Zealand's North Island. The forests are made up of coniferous podocarps and broadleaf evergreen trees; the podocarps are dominant at lower elevations, while southern beech (Nothofagus) becomes dominant on higher slopes and in the cooler southernmost rain forests. Ecoregions include the Fiordland temperate forests and Westland temperate forests. The South Island The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Genera Acmopyle Afrocarpus Dacrycarpus Dacrydium Falcatifolium Halocarpus Lagarostrobos Lepidothamnus Manoao Microcachrys Microstrobos Nageia Parasitaxus Phyllocladus Podocarpus Prumnopitys Retrophyllum Saxegothaea Sundacarpus A large family of mainly Southern Hemisphere conifers, with 18-19 genera and about 170-200 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. ... Species   Nothofagus alpina - Rauli Beech   Nothofagus antarctica - Antarctic Beech   Nothofagus betuloides - Magallanes Beech   Nothofagus cunninghamii - Myrtle Beech   Nothofagus dombeyi - Coigüe Beech   Nothofagus fusca - Red Beech   Nothofagus gunnii - Tanglefoot Beech   Nothofagus menziesii - Silver Beech   Nothofagus moorei - Negrohead Beech   Nothofagus obliqua - Roble Beech   Nothofagus pumilio - Lenga Beech   Nothofagus solanderi - Black Beech...


Australian temperate rain forests

Tasmania's west coast is home to the Tasmanian temperate rain forests ecoregion. They are mixed forests, with broadleaf southern beech (Nothofagus) and conifers, including Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii), and King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides). Temperate rainforests also occur in Victoria's Otway Ranges, the Strzelecki Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, East Gippsland and south-east New South Wales, with the northern most extent of cool temperate rainforest occurring on the NSW/QLD border in the World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park and Lamington National Park. The Tasmanian temperate rain forests are an ecoregion of western Tasmania. ... Species   Nothofagus alpina - Rauli Beech   Nothofagus antarctica - Antarctic Beech   Nothofagus betuloides - Magallanes Beech   Nothofagus cunninghamii - Myrtle Beech   Nothofagus dombeyi - Coigüe Beech   Nothofagus fusca - Red Beech   Nothofagus gunnii - Tanglefoot Beech   Nothofagus menziesii - Silver Beech   Nothofagus moorei - Negrohead Beech   Nothofagus obliqua - Roble Beech   Nothofagus pumilio - Lenga Beech   Nothofagus solanderi - Black Beech... Binomial name Lagarostrobos franklinii The species Lagarostrobos franklinii, known as Huon Pine or Macquarie Pine, is a species of conifer growing mainly in the wetter southeastern corner of Tasmania, Australia. ... Species See text. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... Otway is a national park in Victoria (Australia), 162 km southwest of Melbourne. ... Strzelecki Ranges, also known as Strzelecki Hills is a low mountain range situated in the Gippsland region of south-eastern Australia between the Latrobe Valley to the north and Bass Strait to the south. ... The Dandenong Ranges are a set of mountain ranges, east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... East Gippsland Shire is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... A diverse set of tropical rainforest flora is preserved along Brindle Creek. ...


Colchian rain forests

The Colchian rain forests are found around the southeast corner of the Black Sea in Turkey and Georgia and are part of the Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests ecoregion, together with the drier Euxine forests further west. The Colchian rain forests are mixed, with deciduous alder, hornbeam, Oriental Beech (Fagus orientalis), and chestnut together with evergreen Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana, the tallest tree in Europe at 78m), Caucasian Spruce (Picea orientalis) and Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris). The Euxine-Colchic deciduous forests are a temperate mixed forest ecoregion located along the southern shore of the Black Sea. ... Species About 20-30 species, see text. ... Species Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana - American Hornbeam Carpinus cordata - Sawa Hornbeam Carpinus fargesii - Farges Hornbeam Carpinus laxiflora - Aka-shide Hornbeam Carpinus japonica - Japanese Hornbeam Carpinus orientalis - Oriental Hornbeam Carpinus tschonoskii - Chonowskis Hornbeam Carpinus turczaninowii - Turkzaninovs Hornbeam The hornbeams (Carpinus) are a genus of relatively small hardwood... Binomial name Fagus orientalis Lipsky The Oriental Beech (Fagus orientalis) is a deciduous tree in the beech family Fagaceae. ... Species Castanea alnifolia - Bush Chinkapin* Castanea crenata - Japanese Chestnut Castanea dentata - American Chestnut Castanea henryi - Henrys Chestnut Castanea mollissima - Chinese Chestnut Castanea ozarkensis - Ozark Chinkapin Castanea pumila - Allegheny Chinkapin Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut Castanea seguinii - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnut is a... Binomial name Abies nordmanniana (Steven) Spach Nordmann Fir Abies nordmanniana is a fir native to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia, Russian Caucasus and northern parts of Armenia. ... Binomial name Picea orientalis (L.) Link The Caucasian Spruce or Oriental Spruce (Picea orientalis) is a spruce native to the Caucasus and adjacent northeast Turkey. ... Binomial name L. Distribution The Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.; family Pinaceae) is a species of pine native to Europe and Asia, ranging from Great Britain and Spain east to eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains, and as far north as Lapland. ...


Taiheiyo (Pacific) evergreen rain forests

Southwestern Japan's Taiheyo Evergreen Forests region covers much of Shikoku and Kyushu Islands, and the Southern/Pacific Ocean-facing side of Honshu ("Taiheiyo" is the Pacific Ocean, in Japanese). Only small portions of this are considered rainforest, with some of the best examples of forest found in Kirishima-Yaku National Park on the Island of Yakushima off of Kyushu. Other areas include Mount Kirishima near Kagoshima in southern Kyushu. On Southern Honshu, there is a splendid forest with the beautiful Nachi Falls located in Yoshino-Kumano National Park. This particular area of Honshu has been described as one of the rainiest spots in Japan. Kirishima-Yaku National Park is a national park on the Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Nachi Falls is one of the most well known waterfalls in Japan, but is erroneously thought to be the largest - that title is thought to belong to Hannoki Falls (500m). ... Yoshino-Kumano National Park ) is a national park in the Kansai region, Honshu, Japan. ...


Taiwan's mountain coniferous rain forests

These forests are found in eastern Taiwan and Taiwan's Central Mountain Ranges, part of the Taiwan subtropical evergreen forest region covering the higher elevations. Although most of the lower elevations are subtropical broadleaf evergreen, higher elevations give way to some fine temperate forests with large stands of old growth Taiwan cypress, camphor, maple, yew, hemlock, and Taiwan Douglas-fir. Some fine examples of forests are found in Yushan (Jade Mountain) National Park and Alishan. The Taiwan subtropical evergreen forests is an ecoregion that covers most of the island of Taiwan, with the exception of the southern tip of the island, which constitutes the South Taiwan monsoon rain forests ecoregion. ... The Jade Mountain (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Yü2shan1; POJ: Gio̍k-san) is the highest peak in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. ... The Alishan National Scenic Area (阿里山國家風景區) is a mountain resort and natural preserve located in the mountains of Chiayi County in Taiwan. ...


Northwest Europe temperate rain forests

These forests were originally present across coastal Northwest Europe and are now mostly gone; only small pockets are left in western Scotland, north Wales, Ireland,Brittany, southern Scandinavia and northern Spain. They mainly consist of oak species, typically Quercus petraea and have been managed by humans for centuries. The woodlands are variously refered to in Britain as Upland Oakwoods, Atlantic Oakwoods, Western Oakwoods or Temperate Rainforest. They are also listed in the National Vegetation Classification as W11 and W17 depending on the ground flora. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the country. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


Appalachian temperate rain forests

Temperate rain forests in the eastern United States are limited to areas in the southern Appalachian Mountains where orographic precipitation causes weather systems coming from the west and from the Gulf of Mexico to drop more precipitation than in surrounding areas. The largest of these forest blocks are located in western North Carolina[1], northern Georgia[2], and far eastern Tennessee[3], largely in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Chattahoochee National Forests and nearby Gorges State Park[4]. In addition, small areas in the highest elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains also receive substantial rainfall, with Clingmans Dome, for example, collecting about 2000 mm of precipitation per year[5]. Although the highest summits of the Green Mountains of Vermont[6], the White Mountains of New Hampshire[7], and Mount Katahdin in Maine[8] receive over 2000 mm of precipitation per year, some of these locations have alpine environments and whether or not temperate rain forests exist in these regions is subject to debate. It is possible for small blocks of temperate rainforest to exist along the slopes of these mountain ranges below the tree line where annual precipitation is sufficient for such forests to thrive. The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... This wave cloud pattern formed off of the ÃŽle Amsterdam in the far southern Indian Ocean, due to orographic lift of an airmass by the island, producing alternating bands of condensed and invisible humidity downwind of the island as the moist air moves in vertical waves and the moisture successively... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... The Pisgah National Forest covers 1,076,711 acres (4,357 km²) of mountainous terrain across western North Carolina. ... Cullasaja Falls, Nantahala National Forest. ... The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in northern Georgia is actually two U.S. National Forests, Oconee National Forest and Chattahoochee National Forest, linked together. ... Gorges State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina Appalachian Mountain system The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the... Clingmans Dome (or Clingmans Dome) is, at an elevation of 6,643 feet (2,025 metres), the highest point both in the state of Tennessee and on the Appalachian Trail. ... The Green Mountains may refer to: The Green Mountains in Vermont in the United States extending into southern Quebec in Canada. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Looking south on the Franconia Ridge Trail. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Mount Katahdin (USGS name) is the highest mountain in Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... For the climate of the mountains named the Alps, see climate) for a region above the tree-line. ... In this view of an alpine tree-line, the distant line looks particularly sharp. ...


Southern ocean island temperate rain forests

The islands of the Tristan da Cunha group and New Zealand's southern outlying islands of the Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, and Campbell Island group all host temperate rain forests. Annual rainfall totals are high due to the lack of landmass in their latitudes. Some areas of these islands are too windy for forests, but those areas that are not as windy are capable of growing temperate rain forests. The only thing preventing the Falkland Islands from having temperate rain forest is the proximity of the very high Andes Mountains to the west. Motto Our faith is our strength Anthem God Save the Queen Capital (and largest city) Edinburgh of the Seven Seas Official languages English Government Dependency of St. ... The position of the Antipodes Islands relative to New Zealand, and other outlying islands. ... Southern coast of the main island The Auckland Islands (Motu Maha) () form an archipelago of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands and include the following: Auckland Island, Adams Island, Enderby Island, Disappointment Island, Ewing Island, Dundas Island and Green Island. ... The Campbell Island group (or Campbell Islands) is a group of sub-antarctic islands, belonging to New Zealand. ...


References

  1. ^ Average Annual Precipitation North Carolina. Oregon State University (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  2. ^ Average Annual Precipitation Georgia. Oregon State University (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  3. ^ Average Annual Precipitation Tennessee. Oregon State University (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  4. ^ Jocasse Gorges. Learn NC (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  5. ^ Smoky Mountains Weather. National Park Service. Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  6. ^ Average Annual Precipitation Vermont. Oregon State University (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  7. ^ Average Annual Precipitation New Hampshire. Oregon State University (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.
  8. ^ Average Annual Precipitation Maine. Oregon State University (2000). Retrieved on 2006-02-23.

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