KOPPEN CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION: 5 Climate Types

Koppen Climate Classification

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2018

Koppen Climate Classification

Koppen Classification

The Koppen climate classification is the most widely used system to catalogue our environment.

In the eyes of Koppen, Earth consists of 5 climate types – tropical, dry, temperate, continental and polar.

Dry climates are characterized by having a shortage of water. While polar climates endure frigid temperatures (-10 °C), tropical climates sustain a healthy portion of high temperature (+18 °C).

Temperate climates takes the middle road for average temperature. Finally, continental climates are usually situated in the interior of continents.

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