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What are climate zones

What are climate zones and why are they important in public space design? In this article, the Köppen classification system is explained.
Map showing climate zones

Different parts of the world belong to different climate zones. There are various ways to define those climate zones, but the Köppen classification system is commonly used.

Here, five main categories are identified:

  • Tropical
  • Dry
  • Temperate
  • Continental
  • Polar

These categories can in turn be defined in a finer grain of climatic aspects, depending on temperature and precipitation.

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