Chapter 15: World Climates
Interactive Lab

Climate Controls

Climate classification systems, like Köppen's shown below, organize the world's climate on the basis of meteorological patterns. These patterns result from factors that drive atmospheric processes and can be distilled to six climate controls which we will examine in this module.

Land vs. Water
Geographic Position
Ocean Currents
Pressure and Winds
World Climographs
The Köppen climate map—one of the most commonly used climate cassification systems.

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