SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Which one among the following covers the highest percentage of forest area in the world?

    A)  Temperate coniferous forests

    B)  Temperate deciduous forests

    C)  Tropical Monsoon forests

    D)  Tropical Rain forests

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Temperate coniferous forest is a terrestrial biome found in temperate regions of the world with warm summers and cool winters and adequate rainfall to sustain a forest. Temperate evergreen forests are common in the coastal areas of regions that have mild winters and heavy rainfall, or inland in drier climates or mountain areas. Coniferous forests can be found in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Temperate deciduous forests or temperate broad- leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters. The three major areas of this forest type occur in the Northern Hemisphere: eastern North America, East Asia, and Europe. Smaller areas occur in Australasia and southern South America. Monsoon forest, also called dry forest or tropical deciduous forest, open woodland in tropical areas that have a long dry season followed by a season of heavy rainfall. The trees in a monsoon forest usually shed their leaves during the dry season and come into leaf at the start of the rainy season. Tropical rainforests occur in areas of tropical rainforest climate in which there is no dry season - all months have an average precipitation value of at least 60 mm - and may also be referred to as lowland equatorial evergreen rainforest. They rarely extend more than 10 degrees north or south of the equator are a sub-set of the tropical forest biome type that occurs roughly within the 28 degree latitudes (in the equatorial zone between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricom).

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