Sunday, October 26, 2014

Coniferous temperate rain forest



The coniferous forests of coastal British Columbia are rain forests. Summer usually brings a drought on the south coast of British Columbia. However, late October brings rain, and fog from the Pacific Ocean. The true sense of the rain forest returns in the fall. The rain forests turns dark, wet and misty.

The flow of wet Pacific moisture moves toward the Pacific Northwest, and there is a monsoon like period that goes from October till January. A half to two thirds of the annual rainfall comes in this period.

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