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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Why are the Köppen climate boundaries often referred to as “vegetation lines”?

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The reason why the Köppen climate boundaries often referred to as “vegetation lines”.

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The most commonly used climate classification is based on regional patterns of seasonal precipitation and temperature. This is termed as the Köppen system.

The Köppen system is based on regional patterns of seasonal temperature and precipitation. The Köppen system is named for the German climatologist, Wladimir Köppen who developed it. He recognized that major vegetation associations reflect the influence of a region’s climate...

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