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Regional Studies on Development

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Contemporary Climate Changes in the High Mountain Part of the Tatras

Elwira Żmudzka
Published Online: 2012-08-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0005-6

Contemporary Climate Changes in the High Mountain Part of the Tatras

The purpose of this study was to determine the contemporary changes of precipitation and nival conditions in the high-mountain area of Tatras. Main features of thermal climate changes are the background of this investigation. The study makes use of the daily data from the weather station on Kasprowy Wierch Mt. from the years 1966-2006. Various climate characteristics were considered. The increase of the air temperature is not accompanied by significant changes in precipitation conditions. The signs of the more continentality climate features are also visible. The warming and a slight decrease in precipitation and the evolution of circulation conditions significantly influence the length of the period with the snow cover and not significantly its depth.

Keywords: air temperature; precipitation; snow cover; trend; Tatra Mountains

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Published Online: 2012-08-13

Published in Print: 2011-01-01

Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica - Regional Studies on Development, Volume 15, Issue , Pages 93–102, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, ISSN (Print) 0867-6046, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0005-6.

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