The climate in the Amazon is extremely crazy. The Amazon's climate is heavily influenced by its tropical location. This gives it a warm temperature and plenty of rain. The Amazon Rainforest is located in the upper section of Brazil south of the Equator. The Amazon River is located 2 to 4 degrees south of the Equator. The climate of the Amazon Rainforest is unique due to the fact that there is very little temperature deviation from the normal temperature 79 degrees. The lack of temperature change is one of the reasons there is very little seasonal changes in the Amazon Rainforest.
The Average Temperatures.
High temperatures are ussually around 79 degrees with very high humidity. Day and Nightime temperature differ more than the temperature differences between seasons. The rainforest basically has steady temperatures throughout the year.
The Rainfall Amounts.
The Amazon rainforest recieves 9 feet of rainfall per year. That's taller than people. All I have to say to that is I hope that you can swim.
There are two seasons in the Amazon. One season being called the dry season and the other being called the rainy season. The Amazon rainforest puts on its biggest growth spurt during the dry season, according to new research. Nasa has found this out by one of their satelites. The rains in the rainy season are about 60-180 inches while in the non-rainy seasons, the rains may be between 30-100 inches. The rains start just as suddenly as they stop.
In the Amazon Rainforest they are often surprised to learn that it does not rain all the time. In fact, most of the rain falls in very heavy thunderstorms, with perhaps an inch or two falling in a couple of hours or less. How does this occur? Due to the heat and humidity, storm clouds build up rapidly, and reach high into the atmosphere—to altitudes 20,000 feet or more. Such clouds (called "cumulonimbus") hold a vast quantity of water and when conditions are right, the cloud releases its store of water in a sudden torrential downpour. The image featured here demonstrate the progression of a storm, the intensity of this rainfall, and how it can fall in a small area while the surrounding area is completely dry.
Location of This Type of Ecosystem.
This type of ecosystem we talked about is located in Brazil and is the largest ecosystem in the world. 20% of the world's oxygen comes from the Amazon rainforest. The rainforest ecosystem is one of the longest living ecosystems in the world.