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View Poll Results: Best tropical climate?
Rainforest 6 20.69%
Monsoon 9 31.03%
Savanna 14 48.28%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-29-2020, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Savanna
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:21 PM
 
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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.
If the climate has more the 2500 mm of annual precipitation then the driest month can have no rainfall at all and still be Am. The logic of this isn't clear, as I think the length and severity of the dry season is the most important factor, not some relationship between driest month and annual rainfall.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:54 PM
 
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If the climate has more the 2500 mm of annual precipitation then the driest month can have no rainfall at all and still be Am. The logic of this isn't clear, as I think the length and severity of the dry season is the most important factor, not some relationship between driest month and annual rainfall.
In some places you can have a severe and long dry season but there is so much precipitation in the wet season that the soil retains its moisture during the dry season. Examples of such places are the west coast of India and coasts of southern coasts of west Africa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agumbe#Climate
This places in India maintains a dense evergreen rainforest due to extreme wet season precipitation. Even more dense than the more traditional rainforests.
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