Written by: Xuân Phi, 18/03/2023
Supported by: Ex-BC Examiner, 19/03/2023
The diagram shows differences in temperature zones between tropical mountains and temperate mountains. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The diagram demonstrates vegetation distribution in tropical and temperate mountains. Overall, tropical mountains are significantly higher than temperature mountains. Additionally, temperature zones are more diverse in tropical mountains while temperate mountains consist mainly of cool zones and alpine meadows.
Regarding tropical mountains, they are about 5,500 meters high and are divided into six distinctive areas. The lowest part is the warm zone where tropical plants grow at an altitude of under 510 meters. The temperate zone is located at a higher altitude and is suitable for growing coffee and cocoa. Next, grain is cultivated in a cool zone at a height of nearly 2,000 to 3,000 meters above sea level. The area above this one is forest. While the limit for broadleaf trees is an altitude of 3000 meters, pine and firs can survive at under 4,000 meters high. Alpine meadows and the permanent snow area are at the tops of these mountains with the snow line at around 4,400 meters.
Concerning temperate mountains, there are four distinct regions. First, the altitude in the cool zone is lower than 5,000 feet (about 1,500 meters), which is favorable for grains, potatoes and flax. Forest is situated between the limits for broadleaf trees and spruce trees at under 5,000 and 6,000 feet, respectively. Alpine meadows are situated at a higher altitude. The peak for these mountains is around 3,400 meters and covered with snow year round with the snow line at an altitude of roughly 2,700 meters.
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|Vegetation distribution||Phân bố thực vật|
|Be divided into||Được chia thành|
|At an altitude of …||Ở độ cao …|
|Above sea level||Trên mực nước biển|
|Be favorable for …||Thuận lợi cho …|
|Be covered with …||Được bao phủ bởi|