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Köppen climate classification

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Köppen Climate Classification for the U.S.

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Köppen climate classification

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Köppen Climate Classification for Alaska

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846-1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.
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    • Overview 

    • Group A: Tropical/megathermal climates 

    • Group B: Dry (desert and semi-arid) climates 

    • Group C: Temperate/mesothermal climates 

    • Group D: Continental/microthermal climates 

    • Group E: Polar climates 

    • Ecological significance