Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64

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Degradation of the climate in the industrial areas

Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64, pp. 61-70

Abstract

The changes in the climate of Cracow agglomeration during last forty years are discussed as example of the effects of urbanization in Poland. The alteration of climate was influenced mostly by industry. The human impact is shown by longterm variability of the climatic elements and phenomena. The study also concerns the changes in the industrial production and the effects of the formation of free market and economic recession.

Keywords: Urbanization, human impact, air pollution, local climate change, urban climate

Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa, Department of Climatology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow