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Four centuries of winter temperature variability for Southern Poland reconstructed from tree rings, early instrumental data and documentary sources
Presented by Dr. Magdalena OPAłA on 15 May 2013 from 18:00 to 21:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster Session + Reception
Board #: 49
The precise study of the variability of winter temperature in recent centuries is critical, due to the fact that the increase in the prevalence of warm winters is regarded as clear evidence of climate warming in Poland. The study was conducted in the Silesia Region, located at the south of Poland, eastern Europe. The investigated region is particularly favorable for historical climate studies thanks to the existence of potential natural and manmade climate archives. This valuable material, however, remained so far unexploited for reconstructing climate purposes. Different types of data were used for long-term climate variability studies: 1)Tree Rings of Pinus sylvestris from nature reserves, 2)TR of historical/relict wood, 3)early instrumental data series from the eighteenth and nineteenth century German archives, 4)documentary sources. The obtained reconstruction allowed for identification of four phases of thermal trends and duration of climatic fluctuations, well-known in the Euro-Atlantic area: LIA, Maunder and Dalton Minimums, Modern Warming.