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A large, dense, evergreen forest that grows in a climate which has high humidity, constant temperature, and abundant rainfall (generally over 380 centimetres per year). There are both tropical rainforests (such as the Amazon) and temperate rainforests (such as in the Pacific Northwest of North America).

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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