Deep jungles of North Thailand

JUNGLE

An area that is heavily covered with trees and tangled vegetation is known as a jungle, and these regions are typically warm and have heavy rainfall. It is really challenging to pass through one of these because the floors are covered in dense vines, bushes, and tonnes of insects. The word "jungle" does not, however, refer to a particular environment; rather, it is a descriptive term, not a scientific one.

Forest, however, does. A rainforest is covered with dense vegetation, much like a jungle, but unlike a jungle, it has a layer of towering trees called a canopy that screens out the majority of the sunlight. The growth of plants on the forest floor is hampered because of this canopy, which blocks light from reaching the ground. In contrast to rainforests, where much of the action takes place in the trees above, jungles don't have nearly as much going on below the ground.

The longest-lasting ecosystems on Earth are rainforests, which have been around for 70 million years in certain places. Except for Antarctica, all continents have tropical and/or temperate rainforests. Tropical rainforests are hot and extremely humid, with year-round temperatures between 70°F and 80°F, average humidity levels between 77% and 88%, and an annual rainfall range between 80 and 400 inches. They are located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

 

The moist, hot air that moves inland from the coast is caught by the neighbouring mountains, which results in rain for temperate rainforests, which are generally found in coastal and mountainous regions. Temperate rainforests often see annual rainfall of more or less 60 to 200 inches and temperatures that range from 50 to 70 °F. The Pacific Northwest, Chile, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, and southern Australia are just a few examples of where you might find these.