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  •  and Northern California (1+ / 0-)
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    mieprowan

    If your comment is mean, I might have Sarah Palin sue you.

    by in2mixin on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 09:35:10 AM PDT

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    •  I don't know if the redwood forests... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...are technically considered "rainforests" but they're quite lovely.

      You are entitled to express your opinion. But you are NOT entitled to agreement.

      by DawnG on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 11:41:17 AM PDT

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      •  They are. (3+ / 0-)
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        Part of definition for a temperate rain forest is over 1400 mm of rain per year, which is around 55 inches.

        If you go here, http://www.nationalatlas.gov/...  , you can see that many parts of California, including the western slopes of the sierras, meet that requirement.  

        Other parts of the requirement relate to moisture content year around, with things like mosses being a good indicator of available moister.  From that respect, the western slopes of the sierras get very dry in late summer, so they don't qualify.  The coastal ranges with summer fog from the ocean do however capture moisture from the air, and the coastal redwoods create their own "rain."

        No on Prop 8::Sometimes I get to hitch a ride on the Democratic Bus--they let me stand on the back bumper.

        by steve04 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 12:06:56 PM PDT

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