Tropical monsoon climate

From Glossary of Meteorology



tropical monsoon climate

One of Köppen's 1936 tropical rainy climates; it is sufficiently warm and rainy to produce tropical rain forest vegetation, but it does exhibit the monsoon climate influences in that it has a winter dry season.

Some authors do not recognize this as a separate climatic type, but rather include it within the tropical rain forest climate.

Köppen, W. P., and R. Geiger 1930–1939. Handbuch der Klimatologie. Berlin: Gebruder Borntraeger, 6 vols.