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climate zone
&ClimateZone is a subclass of GeographicArea in which regions are classified according to their long-term weather conditions. The subclasses of ClimateZone are based on the Koeppen Climate Classification system. In the Koeppen system, climate zones are distinguished based on temperatures and rainfall.
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Parents geographic area A geographic location, generally having definite boundaries. Note that this differs from its immediate superclass Region in that a GeographicArea is a three-dimensional Region of the earth. Accordingly, all astronomical objects other than earth and all one-dimensional and two-dimensional Regions are not classed under GeographicArea.
Children arid climate zoneAridClimateZone is the class of regions in which the climate is characterized by a distinct dry season. Annual rate of moisture evaporation exceeds annual rate of precipitation. This is Class B in the Koeppen climate system.
 cold climate zoneColdClimateZone is the subclass of ClimateZone that is characterized by a warmest month with average temperature less than 10 degrees Celsius and a coldest month with average temperature less than -3 degrees Celsius. This is Koeppen climate system Type D.
 midlatitude continental climate zoneMidlatitudeContinentalClimateZone is a subclass of TemperateClimateZone that is characterized by cool winters and hot summers.
 polar climate zonePolarClimateZone is a subclass of ClimateZone characterized by having an average temperature less than 10 degrees Celsius in the warmest month. This is Koeppen climate system Type E. No agriculture is supported in polar climates.
 semiarid climate zone
 temperate climate zoneTemperateClimateZone is the subclass of ClimateZone whose warmest month has an average temperature greater than 10 degrees Celsius and whose coolest month has an average temperature between 18 degrees and -3 degrees Celsius. This is Class C in the Koeppen climate system.
 tropical climate zoneTropicalClimateZone is a subclass of ClimateZone in which the average temperature of the coldest month is greater than 18 degrees Celsius. This is Class 'A' in the Koeppen climate classification system.


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