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Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by Russian German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen himself, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, German climatologist Rudolf Geiger collaborated with Köppen on changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes referred to as the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.

In the 1960s the Trewartha climate classification system was considered a modified Köppen system that addressed some of the deficiencies (mostly that the middle latitude climate zone was too broad) of the Köppen system.

The system is based on the concept that native vegetation is the best expression of climate. Thus, climate zone boundaries have been selected with vegetation distribution in mind. It combines average annual and monthly temperatures and precipitation, and the seasonality of precipitation.<ref name=McKnight>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>:200–1


Köppen climate classification sections
Intro  Scheme  Ecological significance  World Map of the K\u00f6ppen\u2013Geiger climate classification for the period 1951\u20132000  Trewartha climate classification scheme  Other maps  See also  References  External links  

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  Dsa
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  Dwb
  Dwc
  Dwd
  Dfa
  Dfb
  Dfc
  Dfd
  ET
  EF

Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by Russian German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen himself, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, German climatologist Rudolf Geiger collaborated with Köppen on changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes referred to as the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.

In the 1960s the Trewartha climate classification system was considered a modified Köppen system that addressed some of the deficiencies (mostly that the middle latitude climate zone was too broad) of the Köppen system.

The system is based on the concept that native vegetation is the best expression of climate. Thus, climate zone boundaries have been selected with vegetation distribution in mind. It combines average annual and monthly temperatures and precipitation, and the seasonality of precipitation.<ref name=McKnight>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>:200–1


Köppen climate classification sections
Intro  Scheme  Ecological significance  World Map of the K\u00f6ppen\u2013Geiger climate classification for the period 1951\u20132000  Trewartha climate classification scheme  Other maps  See also  References  External links  

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