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Paleo Slide Set: Climate and the Classic Maya Civilization
Yucatan Peninsula with the Koeppen climate classification system.
This precipitation gradient gives rise to the following variety of climatic zones which are based on the Koeppen climate classification system: a semi-arid region (BS), a tropical savanna with dry season occurring in the Northern Hemisphere's winter (Aw), tropical monsoon (Am), and tropical rainforest (Af). Shifts in these climatic boundaries could result in profound changes in precipitation that would influence vegetation and agricultural yields.

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David A. Hodell
Department of Geology, University of Florida
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