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Old 09-19-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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According to Koppen Climate Classification, if a tropical climate has less than 60 mm of rain in the dryest month but more than 4% of the yearly total, it's a Tropical Monsoon Climate and if it's less than 4%, it's a Tropical Savanna Climate. However, some places like Mangalore, Conakry, Kochi and Yangon have in the dryest month much less than 4% of the total yearly but are still classified as Tropical Monsoon (Am). Why is that?

http
s://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochi#Climate

http
s://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conakry#Climate

http
s://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangalore#Climate
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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I think the idea is that tropical monsoon climates have less extreme/long dry seasons than tropical savanna climates.

You could also subdivide tropical climates along average temperature and temperature seasonality- that's what my climate classification system does.
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I think the idea is that tropical monsoon climates have less extreme/long dry seasons than tropical savanna climates.

You could also subdivide tropical climates along average temperature and temperature seasonality- that's what my climate classification system does.
Some of the places I showed have extreme dry seasons but are still classified as Tropical Monsoon Climate (Am).
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 PM
 
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A tropical monsoon climate, however, has its driest month seeing on average less than 60 mm, but more than {\textstyle 100-\left({\frac {Total\ Annual\ Precipitation\ (mm)}{25}}\right)}{\textstyle 100-\left({\frac {Total\ Annual\ Precipitation\ (mm)}{25}}\right)}
If the total annual precipitation is greater than 2500 mm, then it's a monsoon climate by default because (100 - (total precipitation/25 mm)) will be less than 0. Basically so much rain falls during the rainy season it can't be a tropical savanna.
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Old Today, 10:15 AM
 
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Classification Chart of Tropical Climate

Driest Month Above 60 mm = Af

Annual Precipitation 1000 mm or Less: Automatically Aw as long as the driest month averages below 60 mm AND Annual Precipitation(mm) > Annual Mean Temperature*20+0/140/280(Depends on the precipitation pattern)
Annual Precipitation 1025 mm: Driest Month 59~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 59 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1050 mm: Driest Month 58~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 58 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1075 mm: Driest Month 57~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 57 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1100 mm: Driest Month 56~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 56 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1125 mm: Driest Month 55~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 55 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1150 mm: Driest Month 54~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 54 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1175 mm: Driest Month 53~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 53 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1200 mm: Driest Month 52~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 52 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1225 mm: Driest Month 51~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 51 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1250 mm: Driest Month 50~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 50 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1275 mm: Driest Month 49~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 49 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1300 mm: Driest Month 48~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 48 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1325 mm: Driest Month 47~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 47 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1350 mm: Driest Month 46~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 46 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1375 mm: Driest Month 45~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 45 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1400 mm: Driest Month 44~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 44 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1425 mm: Driest Month 43~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 43 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1450 mm: Driest Month 42~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 42 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1475 mm: Driest Month 41~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 41 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1500 mm: Driest Month 40~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 40 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1525 mm: Driest Month 39~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 39 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1550 mm: Driest Month 38~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 38 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1575 mm: Driest Month 37~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 37 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1600 mm: Driest Month 36~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 36 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1625 mm: Driest Month 35~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 35 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1650 mm: Driest Month 34~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 34 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1675 mm: Driest Month 33~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 33 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1700 mm: Driest Month 32~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 32 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1725 mm: Driest Month 31~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 31 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1750 mm: Driest Month 30~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 30 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1775 mm: Driest Month 29~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 29 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1800 mm: Driest Month 28~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 28 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1825 mm: Driest Month 27~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 27 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1850 mm: Driest Month 26~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 26 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1875 mm: Driest Month 25~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 25 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1900 mm: Driest Month 24~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 24 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1925 mm: Driest Month 23~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 23 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1950 mm: Driest Month 22~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 22 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1975 mm: Driest Month 21~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 21 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2000 mm: Driest Month 20~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 20 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2025 mm: Driest Month 19~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 19 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2050 mm: Driest Month 18~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 18 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2075 mm: Driest Month 17~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 17 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2100 mm: Driest Month 16~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 16 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2125 mm: Driest Month 15~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 15 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2150 mm: Driest Month 14~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 14 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2175 mm: Driest Month 13~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 13 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2200 mm: Driest Month 12~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 12 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2225 mm: Driest Month 11~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 11 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2250 mm: Driest Month 10~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 10 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2275 mm: Driest Month 9~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 9 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2300 mm: Driest Month 8~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 8 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2325 mm: Driest Month 7~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 7 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2350 mm: Driest Month 6~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 6 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2375 mm: Driest Month 5~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 5 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2400 mm: Driest Month 4~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 4 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2425 mm: Driest Month 3~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 3 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2450 mm: Driest Month 2~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 2 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2475 mm: Driest Month 1~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 1 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2500 mm or More: Automatically Am as long as the driest month averages below 60 mm

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Classification Chart of Tropical Climate

Driest Month Above 60 mm = Af

Annual Precipitation 1000 mm or Less: Automatically Aw as long as the driest month averages below 60 mm AND Annual Precipitation(mm) > Annual Mean Temperature*20+0/140/280(Depends on the precipitation pattern)
Annual Precipitation 1025 mm: Driest Month 59~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 59 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1050 mm: Driest Month 58~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 58 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1075 mm: Driest Month 57~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 57 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1100 mm: Driest Month 56~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 56 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1125 mm: Driest Month 55~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 55 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1150 mm: Driest Month 54~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 54 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1175 mm: Driest Month 53~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 53 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1200 mm: Driest Month 52~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 52 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1225 mm: Driest Month 51~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 51 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1250 mm: Driest Month 50~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 50 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1275 mm: Driest Month 49~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 49 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1300 mm: Driest Month 48~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 48 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1325 mm: Driest Month 47~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 47 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1350 mm: Driest Month 46~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 46 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1375 mm: Driest Month 45~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 45 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1400 mm: Driest Month 44~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 44 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1425 mm: Driest Month 43~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 43 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1450 mm: Driest Month 42~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 42 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1475 mm: Driest Month 41~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 41 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1500 mm: Driest Month 40~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 40 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1525 mm: Driest Month 39~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 39 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1550 mm: Driest Month 38~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 38 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1575 mm: Driest Month 37~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 37 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1600 mm: Driest Month 36~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 36 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1625 mm: Driest Month 35~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 35 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1650 mm: Driest Month 34~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 34 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1675 mm: Driest Month 33~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 33 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1700 mm: Driest Month 32~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 32 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1725 mm: Driest Month 31~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 31 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1750 mm: Driest Month 30~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 30 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1775 mm: Driest Month 29~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 29 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1800 mm: Driest Month 28~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 28 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1825 mm: Driest Month 27~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 27 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1850 mm: Driest Month 26~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 26 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1875 mm: Driest Month 25~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 25 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1900 mm: Driest Month 24~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 24 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1925 mm: Driest Month 23~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 23 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1950 mm: Driest Month 22~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 22 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 1975 mm: Driest Month 21~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 21 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2000 mm: Driest Month 20~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 20 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2025 mm: Driest Month 19~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 19 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2050 mm: Driest Month 18~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 18 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2075 mm: Driest Month 17~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 17 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2100 mm: Driest Month 16~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 16 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2125 mm: Driest Month 15~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 15 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2150 mm: Driest Month 14~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 14 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2175 mm: Driest Month 13~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 13 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2200 mm: Driest Month 12~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 12 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2225 mm: Driest Month 11~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 11 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2250 mm: Driest Month 10~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 10 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2275 mm: Driest Month 9~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 9 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2300 mm: Driest Month 8~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 8 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2325 mm: Driest Month 7~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 7 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2350 mm: Driest Month 6~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 6 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2375 mm: Driest Month 5~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 5 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2400 mm: Driest Month 4~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 4 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2425 mm: Driest Month 3~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 3 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2450 mm: Driest Month 2~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 2 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2475 mm: Driest Month 1~59.9 mm = Am / Driest Month Below 1 mm = Aw
Annual Precipitation 2500 mm or More: Automatically Am as long as the driest month averages below 60 mm
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