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Köppen Classification System

In the early 1900's climates were organized according to their temperature and moisture.  The individual who came up with this system of organization was Wladimir Köppen.  Some later modifications have been made.

What controls the climate?

  • Average Temperature
  • Latitude
  • Proximity to Large Bodies of Water
  • Ocean Currents
  • Relative Location to Highs and Lows
  • Mountains
  • Prevailing Winds

Climates are organized into these groups: