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  4.0 - Climates

First, a point on the map has its altitude calculated, then, if it is above sea level, its rainfall is calculated from the available humidity. Then, depending upon its elevation and temperature, an appropriate level of vegetation or climate is assigned. This becomes more and more refined as the number of iterations increases. It also takes longer to render a map the more iterations there are. So, you decide how detailed your climate/vegetation is.
Color   Climate/Vegetation     Reflects elevation, temperature, humididy, rainfall, and vegetation level.
1    Polar     The highest coldest area with no vegetation.
2    Alpine     Very high altitude and very cold. Very little if any vegetation.
3    Tundra     High altitude and cold. Sparse vegetation.
4    Forests     Medium altitude, cool, average rainfall. Dense tall vegetation.
5    Grasses     Low altitude, neutral, average rainfall. Dense low vegetation.
6    Jungle     Low altitude, warm, high humidity, average rainfall. Dense vegetation.
7    Scrubland     Low altitude, warm, dry, low rainfall. Sparse low to medium vegetation.
8    Desert     Low altitude, hot and dry with low humidity. Little if any vegetation.
9    Wasteland     Low altitude, very hot, very dry, low humidity. No vegetation.
10    Oceans     All aquatic water areas. Temperature depends on latitude and season.