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ERIC Number: EJ925181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
A New Tool for Climatic Analysis Using the Koppen Climate Classification
Larson, Paul R.; Lohrengel, C. Frederick, II
Journal of Geography, v110 n3 p120-130 2011
The purpose of climate classification is to help make order of the seemingly endless spatial distribution of climates. The Koppen classification system in a modified format is the most widely applied system in use today. This system may not be the best nor most complete climate classification that can be conceived, but it has gained widespread application and acceptance during the century since it was introduced. Koppen's classification system is applicable to global climate classification. The authors' experience shows students struggle with temperature and precipitation distribution and applying these data to the several combinations of descriptive letters in the Koppen system. The authors' students have successfully utilized the dichotomous key introduced in this article for several years. It seems to overcome the aforementioned problems and simplifies the overall classification process. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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