Research at the University of Gothenburg shows that our part of the world has experienced periods of both milder and colder winters, and the transitions between these climate types seem to have been abrupt.
Some of the world's longest climate data series with information on air temperatures and ice coverage in the Baltic Sea area over the last 500 years can be found at the University of Gothenburg's Department of Earth Sciences. Using new statistical methods to study the data series, researcher Christin Eriksson at the Department of Earth Sciences investigated the climatic variations in northern Europe since the 1500s, focusing especially on the winter climate.Long cold periods
'To be able to understand the effects of global climate change, we must understand how the climate changes regionally', says Eriksson.Decreased ice coverage
The thesis Characterization and reconstruction of 500 years climate in the Baltic Sea Basin was publicly defended on 5 June.
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