Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 70

Variablity of Selected Thermal Characteristics of the Air in the Carpathian Foothills in the Years 1951-1995

Danuta Limanówka

Geographia Polonica (1997) vol. 70, pp. 53-64 | Full text


The paper presents an analysis of thermal conditions in the Carpathian Foothills. Examples illustrating the influence of atmospheric circulation on the distribution and multi-year course of air temperature at sites located at the same parallel of latitude are given. This influence relates to the thermal conditions close to the Earth's surface in a given area and to the circulation processes occurring in the upper part of the troposphere. It has been observed that the effects of the circulation of a given type, represented by the index of the Atlantic progression (P), show up in the multi-year course of temperature and differ in character in particular seasons of the year.

Keywords: atmospheric circulation, circulation indices, climatic variability, mean maximum, mean minimum

Danuta Limanówka, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management ul. Piotra Borowego 14, 30-215 Kraków, Poland