Climate of Apennine Mountains
Average rainfall is between 40 and 80 inches. Average temperature is between 32 degrees and 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the cold winters and between 75-95 degrees in the summers. Snowfall is frequent. There are only two seasons, dry and hot summer or cold, humid winter.
Net Primary Productivity
An elevated area must be over 1000 feet to be considered a mountain. The mountain biome typically is less diverse than other biomes due to its altitude, not a lot of species are able to thrive there. Mountain ranges form wherever the tectonic plates of earth crash into each other, causing the ground to raise. The Apennine Mountain range is home to a variety of mammals, bird species, and reptiles. A wide range of plants and unique flower species also reside on the mountain range.
The soil on the Apennine Mountains is brown podzolic which supports forests and meadows and pastures, because of the amount of rainfall.
Invasive and Endangered Species