'As' Koppen-Classification Climate Type

by Hamzah Chaudhry

The 'As' Koppen-Classification describes a very unique climate type. The 'A' in 'As' describes a tropical climate type. In a tropical climate, all of the monthly average temperatures are above 18 degrees Celsius meaning there it is relatively hot and humid year-round. Tropical climates have strong annual precipitations which typically produce an abundance of plant life. The 's' in 'As' tells that the precipitation is the lowest during the summer meaning that the dry season is usually right around summer. Precipitation can reach below 300mm. Locations with this climate are located near the equator. One such location with this tropical savanna climate is the northern region of Ghana, shown in the image above.

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