• Rafael Fausto Lima
  • Lucas Eduardo Oliveira Aparecido
  • Guilherme Botega Torsoni
  • Michael Steinhorst Alcantara



Climate, Midwest, Brazil


A simple way to capture climate variation over a location is through the use of climate classification systems. Thus, the objective of this work is to classify the climate of the Central-West region of Brazil using Thornthwaite's (1948) climate classification system. Climatic data from the NASA/POWER station were collected daily in the period 1990 – 2020, where potential evapotranspiration and the climatological water balance were calculated. The climatic classification was generated by the Thornthwaite system (1948). Twenty-four climate classes were obtained for the entire study region, with the most predominant classes being ArA'a' and B1rA'a' with 15.0% and 12.5% respectively.


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How to Cite

Lima, R. F., Aparecido, L. E. O., Torsoni, G. B., & Alcantara, M. S. (2023). THORNTHWAITE’S (1948) CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION IN THE CENTRAL-WEST REGION: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO BRAZIL’S LARGEST GRAIN-PRODUCING REGION. Revista Contemporânea, 3(10), 17801–17810.