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elevation zones and vegetation click to hear : elevation zones and vegetation

Types of vegetation vary depending on temperature and rainfall, which in turn depend on altitude.
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tropical forest deciduous forest mixed forest coniferous forest tundra glacier

tropical forest click to hear : tropical forest

Dense, highly varied forest in the intertropical zone, where precipitation is abundant and regular.

deciduous forest click to hear : deciduous forest

Forest composed mainly of trees with broad leaves that grow back every year.

mixed forest click to hear : mixed forest

Forest composed of conifers and deciduous trees.

coniferous forest click to hear : coniferous forest

Forest composed mainly of softwood trees with evergreen leaves in the form of needles or scales.

tundra click to hear : tundra

Plant formation that grows in relatively arid regions; it includes mosses, lichens, grasses, bushes and dwarf trees.

glacier click to hear : glacier

Mass of ice resulting from the accumulation and compression of snow; it moves under its own weight.