Accession Number : ADA136694

Title :   A Study of the Weather Record from Fanoe (1872-1980) Including an Analysis of Climate Variation,


Personal Author(s) : Peterson,E W

PDF Url : ADA136694

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : A study of the weather record from 1872 to 1980 from the island of Fanoe, on the west coast of Jutland in Denmark, supports the findings of earlier studies which indicate that the period of the 1930's and 1940's were, climatologically, warmer than the preceeding 50 years and since about 1950. Although the annual precipitation increased up until about 1920 and remains relatively constant since, there was a maximum in shower activity, a minimum in the annual number of cyclone passages, and a maximum in the length of dry episodes in the 1930's and 1940's. There was also a climatological maximum in the severity of the winters during that period. The climatological trends are clearly, indicated in the data, when averaged over 30 years or so, and the trends in several different climate variables determined from independent measures of the weather at Fano are consistent with each other. However, the sizes of the trends in climate are at least an order of magnitude smaller than the standard deviations of the interannual variations in most of the weather measures. Over periods of several generations these small variations in climate cannot have had any effect on human activity when compared with the large effects caused by the international variability in the weather. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Weather, *Climate, Denmark, Variations, Long range(Time), Meteorological data, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE