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Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical Desert


Atmospheric
Characteristics
(Climatic)

~ high solar energy( high annual mean temperature over 26)

~ small temperature range (dense cloud cover)
-- diurnal temperature range 7- 8
-- annual temperature range 3 in Amazonia

~ high precipitation input (> 2000mm)

~ constantly high relatively humidity


~ high solar energy

~ large temperature range (absence of cloud cover)
-- large diurnal temperature range
-- annual temperature range >20

~ low precipitation input (<250mm)



i.e BOTH high solar energy input
BUT TRF has a much higher presipitation input
and TRF has a smaller range of temperature .



Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical Desert