Koppen Climate Classification

Cf Classification, Brooke Smith

C-f climates are shown in dark green. http://tinyurl.com/jvmwx8z

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, a C-f climate is defined as a climate where the temperature of the warmest month is greater than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius, and the temperature of the coldest month is less than 18 degrees but greater than -3 degrees Celsius. The f criteria states that the precipitation of an area is more evenly distributed throughout the year, and the certain criteria for neither s nor w is satisfied. The s criteria states that precipitation in the driest month of summer half of the year is less than 30 mm and less than one-third of the wettest month of winter, while the w criteria states precipitation in the driest month of winter is less than one-tenth the amount of the wettest month in the summer. So, we can conclude that an area with a C-f climate would  be a moderate and humid climate with warm, dry summers, and cool, wet winters and without any dry seasons. The average precipitation varies from 26 to 98 inches. A characteristic of this climate is that it will have hot and muggy summers with frequent thunderstorms. C-f climates are more common on the east coasts of continents, and some examples of areas that have a C-f climate are the southeastern United States, northern Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil, southern Japan, and southern China.

Graph showing average temperature and precipitation. http://tinyurl.com/mtumjnh

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