Koppen Geiger Climate Classification

Credit: Peel et al. (2007)

In general, climate is warmer closer to the Equator and cooler father from the Equator, but it's actually much more complex. A region's climate depends geography, too, which impacts the amount of precipitation, temperature, and wind patterns. This map shows how climate varies around the world according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system. The system divides climates into five major groups: tropical, dry, temperate, continental, and polar or alpine. There are many subdivisions as well.