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Technical Note: Towards a Continuous Classification of Climate Using Bivariate Colour Mapping : Volume 8, Issue 3 (17/06/2011)

By Teuling, A. J.

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Title: Technical Note: Towards a Continuous Classification of Climate Using Bivariate Colour Mapping : Volume 8, Issue 3 (17/06/2011)  
Author: Teuling, A. J.
Volume: Vol. 8, Issue 3
Language: English
Subject: Science, Hydrology, Earth
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Description: Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 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 minutes to decades.

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

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