Temperature: Varies with altitude, orientation to the sun, the time of year and time of day
Precipitation: Covered with snow most of the year
Distribution: The main areas are Rocky Mountains, Alps and Pyrenees in Europe, and much of China
Vegetation: Pinos, conniferas
(FAO, FRA 2000- Pag.- 28)
Name Temperate mountain systems
Climatic criteria Boreal characteristics, snow covered for large part of the year.
Vegetation Pine forest is dominating on temperate mountains.
Distribution Main temperate mountains are the Rocky mountains in North
America, the Alps and Pyrenees in Europe and large parts of China.