Savannah — the sea of grasses with occasional Islands of trees with the canopy of the umbrella. Vast areas of these amazing natural communities are in Africa, while the savanna in South America, and Australia, and India. A distinctive feature of the savannas is the alternation of arid and wet seasons that lasts for about half a year, one after another. The fact that subtropical and tropical latitudes, where there are savannas, characterized by the change of two different air masses humid Equatorial and tropical dry.
Significantly influence the climate of savannas monsoon winds that bring seasonal rains. Because these landscapes are located between the very humid Equatorial areas with natural forests and very dry areas of deserts, we are constantly influenced by those and others – approx. But the moisture is present long enough in the savannas, there grew tiered forest and dry “winter” in 2-3 months do not allow Savannah to become a harsh desert.
The annual rhythm of life of the Savannah is associated with climatic conditions. During wet periods a riot of grass vegetation reaches a maximum — the space occupied by savannas, turning into a living carpet of herbs. The picture was broken only by the low, gnarled trees — acacia and baobab trees in Africa, fan palm, ravenala in Madagascar, cacti Continue reading