Biome

Steppe

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A steppe is an ecoregion characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes. Steppe biomes may include the montane grasslands and shrublands biome; the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. A steppe may be semi-arid or covered with grass or with shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude. The term "steppe climate" denotes the climate encountered in regions too dry to support a forest but not dry enough to be a desert. Steppes are usually characterized by a semi-arid or continental climate. Extremes can be recorded in the summer of up to 45 °C (115 °F) and in winter, −55 °C (−65 °F).
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A steppe is an ecoregion characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes. Steppe biomes may include the montane grasslands and shrublands biome; the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. A steppe may be semi-arid or covered with grass or with shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude. The term "steppe climate" denotes the climate encountered in regions too dry to support a forest but not dry enough to be a desert. Steppes are usually characterized by a semi-arid or continental climate. Extremes can be recorded in the summer of up to 45 °C (115 °F) and in winter, −55 °C (−65 °F).
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