A tropical forest type that goes through an annual dry season. Drier soils sometimes produce pockets of tropical dry forest within a tropical rain forest. R. Robichaux and D. Yetman, eds (2002) provide the ur-text; see also Miles et al. (2006) J. Biogeog. 33, 3 for an overview of the conservation of tropical dry forests.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.