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What are some abiotic factors characteristic of a coniferous forest?

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Abiotic factors of a coniferous forest include precipitation, temperature, quality of soil and proximity to a large body of water. These abiotic factors will vary according to the particular coniferous forest biome.

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The Pacific Northwest coniferous biome receives mild moist air from the Pacific Ocean. It receives abundant rainfall during three seasons: winter, fall and spring. In the summer, this forest is cool and dry, and average precipitation is 20 inches per year.

The Russian taiga biome is considered to be a temperate coniferous forest. Abiotic factors of this biome include extreme temperature variations, heavy snowfall, poor and leached podzolized soils and its location away from the sea.

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