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View Poll Results: Best tropical climate?
Rainforest 6 20.69%
Monsoon 9 31.03%
Savanna 14 48.28%
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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Koppen's rules for distinguishing between Monsoon and Savanna climates seem a bit confusing and arbitrary to me. Anyone have a good explanation?
one get's less than meter of rain per year the other get's more.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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Monsoon. I don't like the three to six month drought of savannah climates and rainforest climates tend to be too cloudy.
monsoon climates have drought. just look at India. going from 20in of rain in month to half an in a month will cause drought and wildfires
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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I'll have to go with "tropical monsoon".

My favorite is probably Conakry, Guinea with its incredibly wet rainy season and incredibly arid dry season, which is very atypical for an Am climate:
Conakry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The days are a bit warm in the dry season though.

Also, Adamstown. It looks like a cooler rainforest climate that isn't excessively wet.
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'd think Conakry would be perfect if it were hotter in the rainy season. I need a time of 30-35c heat and Conakry doesn't give me that
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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one get's less than meter of rain per year the other get's more.
No.

You take the total amount of annual precipitation (in mm), and you divide it by 25, then subtract total from 100. If the answer (in mm) is greater than the city's driest month (in mm), then it is savanna, if less, then monsoon.

Last edited by canefandynasty; 05-09-2013 at 09:18 PM..
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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Miami for example:
Annual precipitation: 1572.7 mm
Divide by 25: 1572.7 / 25 = 62.908 mm
Subtract total from 100: 100 - 62.908 = 37.092 mm
Miami's driest month: 40.9 mm (January)

37.092 mm < 40.9 mm

So Miami is a tropical monsoon climate.
Hope that clears things up.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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Miami for example:
Annual precipitation: 1572.7 mm
Divide by 25: 1572.7 / 25 = 62.908 mm
Subtract total from 100: 100 - 62.908 = 37.092 mm
Miami's driest month: 40.9 mm (January)

37.092 mm < 40.9 mm

So Miami is a tropical monsoon climate.
Hope that clears things up.
it does somewhat. so does that mean a monsoonal climate has a drier dry season than a savanna or is it the other way around?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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it does somewhat. so does that mean a monsoonal climate has a drier dry season than a savanna or is it the other way around?
Typically, Am climates have wetter "dry" seasons than Aw climates b/c,

Am climates driest month is still wetter than 100 - (its annual precipitation/25)

Aw climates driest month is still drier than 100 - (its annual precipitation/25)

BTW, according to Koppens formula Honolulu is too dry to be a tropical climate. So it's a hot steppe (semi arid) BSh climate.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^^No. According to Koppen, Honolulu is still tropical savannah-As is used instead of Aw, due to the rainshadow experienced by Honolulu, as well as Puerto Plata and some West African tropical locales.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Tangerang (6°17 S)
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Tropical monsoon. Every month is wet enough to preemt drought yet there is a noticeably drier season for some variation. Guess I'm lucky to be living in one right now.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:30 AM
 
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