KOPPEN CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION: 5 Climate Types

Koppen Climate Classification

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

In the eyes of Koppen, Earth consists of 5 climate types:

  • Tropical
  • Dry
  • Temperate
  • Continental
  • Polar

Koppen climate classification map

These classifications can be divided into finer units. So let’s go through each class and explore which cities fit the criteria.

Koppen Climate Classification Map

Tropical Climates

Tropical climates sustain a healthy portion of high temperature (+18 °C).

Koppen Tropical

Dry Climates

Dry climates are characterized by having a shortage of water.

Koppen Dry

Temperate Climates

Temperate climate types takes the middle road for average temperature.

Koppen Temperate

Continental Climates

Finally, continental climates are usually situated in the interior of continents.

Koppen Continental

Polar Climates

While polar climates endure frigid temperatures (-10 °C)

Koppen Polar

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