Welcome to our homepage. Our names are Kelsey and Sophia and we are here to tell you about the Taiga Biome.

Location

The Taiga Biome is located south of the tundra, and in Canada, Alaska, northern Europe, and northern Asia. It can also be found in parts of the northern United States and the Arctic Circle. It is the largest continuous biome in the world!! In Canada, the Canadian Shield is a home to a large part of the Taiga Biome. The Taiga located in the Arctic Circle, has many rivers and lakes. In northern Europe, the Taiga located here, is cold and snowy.
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Beautiful Taiga Landscape

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Location Map of Taiga Biome


Climate

The climate in the Taiga Biome is very cold in the winter, and hot and humid in the summer. There are only two main seasons because spring and fall are to short to be noticed. The two main seasons are Winter and Summer. In the winter the average temperature is around -54 degrees Celsius to -1 degrees Celsius. The average temperature in the summer time is as low as -7 degrees Celsius and as high as 21 degrees Celsius. In the summer, the average precipitation is around 25 cm to 50 cm and is mostly rain. In the winter, the average precipitation is about 50 cm to 100 cm and is mostly snow. In the northern United States Taiga, the climate is less extreme than in the Asian Taiga. In Russia, temperatures of -67 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius have been reached, but are considered very extreme!!

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Summer in the Taiga biome
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Winter in the Taiga Biome













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mother with here cubs


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