"Changes" of the thermal continentality in Central Europe between the years 1951 and 2013: case study – Slovak Republic

J. Vilček, J. Škvarenina, J. Vido, R. Kandrík, J. Škvareninová, P. Nalevanková
2015 Earth System Dynamics Discussions  
The influence of continents and oceans plays conceptually the key role in the climate conditions of Europeans regions. Continentality is also an important phytogeographic factor of vegetation distribution in Slovakia. This study analysed continentality development at six meteorological stations in Slovakia during the periods 1951–2013, or 1961–2013. Rising trend of the maximal and minimal temperature has been observed at all meteorological stations (lowland as well as mountainous stations) in
more » ... nous stations) in this periods. However the results showed non-significant increase of continentality index during the monitored period of 63 (53) years. Based on the results of CCM 2000 climate model we cannot expect significant changes of continentality by the end of the 21st century, but the climate change will be significantly manifested by the increase of maximum and minimum air temperatures.
doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1261-2015 fatcat:m6xo64gnf5ambltk2pkap3ljg4