Geographia Polonica (2001) vol. 74, iss. 2

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Long-term observations of cloud cover in Cracow (1792- 1999)

Dorota Matuszko

Geographia Polonica (2001) vol. 74, iss. 2, pp. 41-56

Abstract

Cracow's series of nephological observations is unique in Europe. Neither the place of observations nor the methods of estimation of the degree of cloud cover nor the definition of cloud genera have changed significantly for about one hundred years. The paper presents therefore the database on cloudiness in Cracow and its possible applications on both the local and global scale.

Keywords: Cracow, cloudiness, cloud genera, nephological conditions

Dorota Matuszko [d.matuszko@iphils.uj.edu.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University Grodzka 64, 31-044 Kraków, Poland