The Abiotic Factors of the Taiga Biome/Temperate Coniferous Forest

-Abiotic Factors are the non-living parts of an organism's environments, and they are chemical and physical. These factors affect greatly the living things around them and play a big role in determining which species can survive in a specific area. These factors include temperature, air currents, soil type, and more.

-Temperatures in the Taiga range from about -54 to -1 degrees celcius, or converted to Fahrenheit (-65 to 30 degrees.) Six months out of the year the temperatures in the Taiga are below freezing, so therefore the winters are very cold and very snowy.

-In the summer the temperature will drop as low as 20 degrees fahrenheit, while the high can be about 70 degress. They are warm, rainy, humid summers short with about 50 to 100 frost free days.

-The most abundant forms of precipitation are rain, snow, and dew, but rainfall is most evident in the summer. The summer and winter are the prime seasons of the Taiga, for the autumn and spring are so short it is hardly noticeable.

-The Taiga is very vulnerable to forest fires, because of the dry leaves and bark found among all the trees.

taiga1.jpg (Taiga in the Winter)