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Location of Grassland Biome


Grasslands are usually found in the interior continents. The southern hemisphere tends to get more precipitation than in the northern hemisphere, and the grass tends to be taller. Latitude and local climates determine what kinds of plants grow in particular grassland . Grassland are an important part of the earth’s ecology, originally covering as much as 25% of the earth’s surface. Tropical Savannah occurs in Africa, Australia, South America and Indonesia.



Climate

Grasslands in North America are called Prairies, and in South America they are known as the Pampas. In Europe and Asia they are Steppes, and in South Africa they are called Savannas. The average temperature in a grassland is -2 degrees celsius to 26 degrees celsius.

Temperate Grasslands

a. In Prairies, summers are warm and humid. Winters are cold but not freezing. The farther west and in the middle of the country, the temperatures get drier. Average precipitation is 10-30 inches.
b. The Steppe grassland is a cold, dry grassland that is in all of the continents except Australia and Antarctica. Steppes have hot summers and cold winters. They get 25.4-50.8cm of rainfall a year. There is a lot of snow in the northern steppes.
The Savanna is a tropical grassland in Africa. This grassland has a hot, wet season when warm air from the equator moves in. This is followed by a colder dry season that lasts for about 8 months. These are two seasons in a savanna, wet and dry.
The Pampas are tropical and there is a lot of rain. The air is very moist and wet.
Grassland, Winter in the mountains
Grassland, Winter in the mountains
Grassland, Spring
Grassland, Spring
Grassland, Summer
Grassland, Summer












Grassland, Autumn
Grassland, Autumn