Here are links to some sites that have useful information about the
Köppen clasification of climate zones.
- Climate Classification
- Chapter 7, section v of
Fundamentals of Physical Geography,
an online geography textbook compiled by
Michael Pidwirny of the
University of British Columbia Okanangan.
- World Climates
- Part of Blue Planet Biomes,
a site apparently created by and for sixth-graders. It is a readable and complete, though brief,
list and description of Köppen climate classes. This particular page cites Strahler and
Understanding Physical Geography (Wiley, 1984).
- Köppen Climate Classification from Wikipedia
- Wikipedia’s article on the Köppen climate classification scheme. It contains more classes
and sub-classes than you may ever hope to sift through, and the descriptions are not very detailed,
but there is a lot here.
- Climate Zones from
the National Weather Service's online school for weather
- Describes the main broad climate types (A, B, C, D, E, H) in the United States. Links to a
page with the full list of Köppen types and a world map with climate types labeled.
- Quiz yourself!
- Here is an online quiz applet that will test your knowledge of the world climate zones. It
“calls out” a climate zone classification and asks you to select the zone on a
color-coded world map. Accompanies Ackerman and Knox’s textbook
Understanding the Atmosphere. (The last time I checked with Chrome browser, the page opened but the quiz did not run.)
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