Social Studies – Climates

Different areas of the world have different climates because they’re in different geographical areas. One way to classify climates is through the Köppen classification system.

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In this classification system, climates are divided up based on their temperature and monthly precipitation. They are each given a letter through A, B, C, D, and E, with each letter standing for a different climate type.

Mini-test: Social Studies – Climates 

1. The Köppen climate classification system uses average temperatures and precipitation to help classify climates.
2. The Köppen climate classification system uses humidity and evapotranspiration to help classify climates.
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94. Which of the following five main climate groups of the Köppen climate classification system is incorrect?
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The next lesson: Geographical Features, both lessons are included in Practice Tests.

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A denoting a tropical climate, B standing for a dry climate, C denoting a mild mid-latitude climate, D denoting a cold mid-latitude climate, and E for a polar climate. Those are the primary classifications, but those primary classifications can be further divided into secondary classifications, such as rainforest, humid subtropical, and monsoon. So, I want to briefly take a look at some of those.

A rain forest climate would be somewhere that gets 69 to 79 inches of rain a year, and has a very warm weather throughout the course of the whole year.

A humid subtropical climate is a geographical area near a mountain range that gets most of its rain through summer thunderstorms and cyclones, as well as through winter storms.

A monsoon is an area that has lots of wind for several months that brings in a rainy season.

So, that’s a quick look at the classification system for climates.

The next lesson: Geographical Features, both lessons are included in Practice Tests.