World Maps of Köppen-Geiger climate classification

On this web site we provide global data, world maps and computer animations of our updated Köppen-Geiger climate classification published by Kottek et al. (2006) and Rubel and Kottek (2010).

Additionally, we provide a collection of historical papers and maps published by Wladimir Köppen (1846-1940) and Rudolf Geiger (1894-1981). These original papers and maps appeared in the late 19th and early 20th century and are written in German. Recently one of the first papers concerning climate zones, published by Köppen (1884), was translated into English. Comments to it by Rubel and Kottek (2011) comprise a short review on the development of climate classifications as well as a vita of Wladimir Köppen.