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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 15, issue 10 | Copyright
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 3071-3075, 2011
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Technical note 07 Oct 2011

Technical note | 07 Oct 2011

Technical note: Towards a continuous classification of climate using bivariate colour mapping

A. J. Teuling A. J. Teuling
  • Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Abstract. Climate is often defined in terms of discrete classes. Here I use bivariate colour mapping to show that the global distribution of Köppen-Geiger climate classes can largely be reproduced by combining the simple means of two key states of the climate system (i.e. air temperature and relative humidity). This allows for a classification that is not only continuous in space, but can be applied at and transferred between timescales ranging from days to decades.

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