Clothes to match the climate
The man has all it takes to please the nomadic and micro-mobile hipsters that we are: sporting a long beard and a Scandinavian-sounding name, to ensure he is doubly-certain of fitting in with the style of the moment. Too bad, his beard is as streaky as an ill-humoured bunch of stratus clouds, and he is of German and Russian nationality.
That said, there are some other sides to Peter Köppen that are far more fascinating for us, commuters on wheels who are particularly sensitive to the climate… a subject in whose study Köppen was a pioneer. Whether we turn our noses to the sky or to a weather app to gauge the conditions and dress accordingly, we experience the atmospheric elements, as studied and classified by Peter Köppen, on a daily basis.
Indeed, in 1900, the scientist was the first to categorise the different global climates according to the rainfall and temperatures recorded in different cities and regions. With this classification and his weather maps, Köppen succeeded in summarising complex climatic data in a very simple way.