Vegetation (Koppen) Zones

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The Köppen classification maps show six major groups and 27 sub-groups of climate zones across Australia. These climate zones are defined with the climatic limits of native vegetation in mind. This method of classification is based on the concept that native vegetation is the best expression of climate in an area. In the Burdekin Dry Tropics region three major classes are identified predominantly on native vegetation type, with the additional sub-groups taking into consideration seasonal distribution of temperature and precipitation:

  • Tropical
    • savanna
  • Subtropical
    • no dry season
    • distinctly dry winter
    • moderately dry winter
  • Grassland
    • hot (persistently dry)
    • hot (winter drought)


Related information

Climate Classification for the Burdekin Dry Tropics Region

Climate Classification for the Burdekin Dry Tropics Region

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