A temperate rainforest, also called an ombrophile temperate forest, is a type of temperate forest in coastal environments with mild winters, lots of rain during the winter and frequent fog during the summer.
Location of temperate rainforests
These forests, mainly composed of conifers, have a limited distribution along a few coasts, often mountainous, of Western Europe, North America and the South of Latin America, as well as New Zealand, Tasmania, Japan and the Korean peninsula.
Description of ombrophile forests
Ombrophile temperate forests consist of broad leaf trees or conifers, often gigantic (coast redwoods, Douglas pine, Sitka spruce).
An ombrophile temperate forest in North America. © Brian Garret CC by-nd 2.0
Temperate rainforest - 1 Photo