A Revised Thornthwaite-Type Global Climate Classification

  title={A Revised Thornthwaite-Type Global Climate Classification},
  author={Johannes J. Feddema},
  journal={Physical Geography},
  pages={442 - 466}
  • J. Feddema
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Geography
Although the Köppen climate classification is the most common climate classification in use today, the 1948 Thornthwaite classification is frequently cited as an improved climate classification system for its rational approach. However, the Thornthwaite classification is infrequently used because it tends to be too complex for use in everyday settings and world maps of the classification were never produced. This paper will present global maps of all four components of the 1948 Thornthwaite… 

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