Rainfall and temperatures in tropical rainforests © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Rainfall and temperatures in tropical rainforests

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Charts:
A comparison of the annual rainfall and annual temperatures of the cities of Cayenne, French Guiana, and Berlin, Germany.

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2019-04-26
Berlin is located in the moderate latitudes of Europe; Cayenne is close to the equator in the tropical rainforest of French Guiana.
The charts for Cayenne show the typical climatic features of tropical rainforests:
• It rains a lot, at least 1,500 millimeters per year.
• It is warm throughout the entire year, with constant temperatures of 23°C to 27°C; there are no seasons.

Information and ideas:
The students could compare the annual temperature fluctuations in tropical rainforests with the daily temperature fluctuations. They will realize that the daily temperature fluctuations far exceed the annual fluctuations.
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Geography
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Rainforest; Season; Water cycle; Weather
Siemens Stiftung Media Portal
MediaHouse GmbH using the following sources: Dr. Tom Deutschle, WorldClimate (www.worldclimate.com)
© Siemens Stiftung 2016
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