Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Climate Regions World Map

Climate is the term used to describe the longterm weather patterns of a particular place, including factors such as temperature, rainfall, and humidity. Depending on a combination of the three factors, different climate classifcations can be given to various regions of the world.

The usual climate classifications include: rain forest, monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical, humid continental, oceanic, Mediterranean, steppe, subarctic, desert, arctic tundra, and polar ice cap.

Climate is heavily affected by latitude (distance from the equator) and elevation, as well as nearby oceans and ocean currents.

For trivia purposes: Did you know that the hottest temperature ever recorded was in El Azizia, Libya in 1922 -- it was 57.8 degrees C (136 degrees F). Higher temperatures have probably occurred, but were not measured and recorded. I have personally experienced 52 degrees C at the border crossing between Israel and Jordan.

The hottest average annual temperature known to man is in Dalol, Ethiopia, at 34.4°C (93.9°F).

Here are some climate regions world map to show you the various climate classifications.

Climate regions world map showing various climates.

Climate regions world map showing various climates.

Various climate classifications shown in this climate regions world map.

Humidity, rainfall, and temperature used to calculate climate regions world map.

Climate regions maps of the world.

Maps of the world's climate regions.

Global climate map





Here is an world temperature map showing average annual temperatures.


Climate regions and average annual temperature world map.


Here is a world rainfall map, showing average annual rainfall in various climate regions.


Climate regions world map showing average annual rainfall.
I hope you found these climate region world maps useful and informative.

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1 Responses to “Climate Regions World Map”

Tom Christoffel said...
September 10, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Google’s Blog alert sent me to this post because of the term “region.” This blog should be useful to the subscribers of Regional Community Development News, so I will include a link to it in the September 10 issue. It can be found at
http://regional-communities.blogspot.com/ Please visit, check the tools and consider a link. Tom


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