Monsoon Forests

Monsoon Forests

 

forests with trees that undergo leaf fall during the dry season. Monsoon forests are distributed in the monsoon tropics and other regions with monsoon climates; they are found on the Indian subcontinent and in China, northern and northeastern Australia, and tropical Africa and America. Outside the tropics, monsoon forests are particularly widespread in East Asia. Such forests on the Indian subcontinent and in Indochina include mixed rain forests (grading to evergreen) and dry teak and sal forests. Typical monsoon forests grow on plains and make up the low forest belt of the Himalayas. Australian monsoon forests are formed by eucalyptus two-story light forests, which are similar to deciduous forests. Deciduous monsoon forests are encountered in Central America along the Pacific coast and in South America along the eastern foothills of the Andes.

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The tropical forests of China in the strict sense do not include tropical monsoon forests (Zhu, 2011) but include tropical rain forests in lowlands and tropical montane rain forests, which were classified as a sub-type of forest (Wu, 1987; Zhu, 2006; Zhu et al.
Climates around the world are perfectly simulated here, from the lush green rainforests and monsoon forests to the sultry mangroves and dry desert with giant prickly cacti.
A Unesco World Heritage Site due to its status as one of the largest intact monsoon forests remaining in mainland Asia, the park is 2,168 sq km of pure natural beauty.
The drive to the first camping site gave us a glimpse of the varied habitat of the park, which includes Savanna woodlands, monsoon forests, hills and ridges, tidal flats and coast, sandstone escarpment and floodplains and billabongs.
Twenty-seven contemporary and historical sites are discussed, including the central business district, the harbour, the beaches, monsoon forests, gardens, parks, camping places, exhibitions, cultural displays and buildings.
Here in the tropical far north o Australia, the landscape is quite different from the center: monsoon forests, towering waterfalls, eerie mangroves on tidal flats, and plenty of exotic wildlife, most of which seems to be able to kill you
This is Timor's largest wetland area, which backs into the Paichau mountain range that is home to one of the few last remaining dry monsoon forests.
The Kakadu National Park - listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site - is nature in the raw, with vast wetlands, lush monsoon forests, towering sandstone escarpments and a bewildering array of wildlife.
The vast majority of the world's parrots inhabit tropical lowland forests in the Amazon region of Brazil, the monsoon forests of Indonesia, the mist-wreathed cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and the temperate eucalyptus forests of Australia.
However, in the areas farthest from the equator or where the amplitude of the oscillation in the ITCZ is greatest, rainfall becomes more variable over the course of the year, and the rainfall regime becomes seasonal, setting the stage for the growth of monsoon forests (see volume 2, pp.
It includes contemporary and historical sites from the harbour to the beaches, monsoon forests, gardens, parks, camping places, exhibitions, cultural displays and buildings in the CBD, supplemented by information about sites not accessible to visitors.
For the next three or four months, rain falls irregularly throughout the monsoon forests of southern Asia.