temperate rain forest
noun Date: circa 1930 woodland of a usually rather mild climatic area within the temperate zone that receives heavy rainfall, usually includes numerous kinds of trees, and is distinguished from a tropical rain forest especially by the presence of a dominant tree

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  • Quinault Rain Forest — The Quinault Rain Forest is a temperate rain forest, which is part of the Olympic National Park in the U.S. state of Washingtonin Grays Harbor County and Jefferson County. The rain forest is formed by the valley are located the Quinault River and …   Wikipedia

  • Hoh Rain Forest — The Hoh Rain Forest is one of the few temperate rain forests in the world, and is also one of the largest.Fact|date=August 2007 It is located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state, USA. Within Olympic National Park, the forest is… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific temperate rain forests — The Pacific temperate rain forests of North America are the largest temperate rain forest zone on the planet. The Pacific temperate rain forests lie on west facing coastal mountains along the Pacific coast of North America the Pacific Northwest… …   Wikipedia

  • Valdivian temperate rain forests — The Valdivian temperate rain forests are a temperate broadleaf and mixed forest ecoregion located on the west coast of southern South America, lying mostly in Chile and extending into a small part of Argentina. It part of the Neotropic ecozone.… …   Wikipedia

  • Tasmanian temperate rain forests — The Tasmanian temperate rain forests are an ecoregion of western Tasmania. This ecoregion is one of a small number of temperate rain forests in the world, characterized by cool and mild temperate climates with a strong oceanic influence, high… …   Wikipedia

  • Temperate rainforest — Temperate rainforests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive high rainfall. Most of these occur in Oceanic Moist Climates in Western North America (Southeastern Alaska to Central California), Western… …   Wikipedia

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