A tropical rainforest biome is a dense forest characterized by high levels of rainfall and a rich diversity of flora and fauna. These forests are found in tropical regions near the equator, such as the Amazon Basin in South America, the Congo Basin in Africa, and the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The climate in a tropical rainforest is warm and humid year-round, with temperatures averaging around 25°C (77°F) and high levels of rainfall, often exceeding 2000 mm (79 inches) per year. The canopy layer of the rainforest is dense and composed of tall trees, while the understory contains shorter trees, vines, and shrubs. The forest floor is often covered in a thick layer of fallen leaves and other organic matter. The rainforest is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species, including monkeys, birds, snakes, frogs, and insects. Unfortunately, human activities such as deforestation, mining, and agriculture are major threats to the survival of these unique and important ecosystems, and many areas of tropical rainforest have been destroyed or severely degraded.
Building the Atlas
We launched the Agrivoltaic Atlas on April 12, 2023 for the AgriVoltaics 2023 conference in Daegu, South Korea. We launch with the goal of demonstrating the idea and gathering interest from partners around the world to contribute. If you would like to contribute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.