Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 62

Natural and anthropogenic fluctuations and trends of climate change in Southern Poland

Zdzisław Bednarz, Tadeusz Niedźwiedź, Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa, Zygmunt Olecki, Janina Trepińska

Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 62, pp. 7-22 | Full text

Climatic changes in Southern Poland, including the Carpathian Mountains are shown in regional and local scale. There are discussed: changeability of the circulation indices during the winter season and fluctuations of the air temperatures based on the instrumental observations in the mountain stations. The influence of climate is referred to the secular changes in the width of tree rings in Tatra Mountains and the thermal feelings of human body. Local changes of the radiation inflows are characteristic features of developing urbanization.

Keywords: climate change, circulation indices, air temperature, sunshine duration, precipitation, long-term instrumental observations, Carpathian Mountains, dendroclimatologi-cal data, thermal sensibility of human body, transparence of atmosphere

Zdzisław Bednarz, Agricultural University in Cracow
Tadeusz Niedźwiedź, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia Będzińska 60,41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland. Institute of Meteorology and Water Management Borowego 14, 30-215 Kraków, Poland.
Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa, Department of Climatology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Zygmunt Olecki, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Instytut Geografii, ul. Grodzka 64, 21-044 Kraków
Janina Trepińska, Institute of Geography, Jagellonian University ul. Grodzka 64, 31-044 Kraków, Poland