By Christian-D. Schönwiese, J. Rapp
Climate varies on all scales of time and house, bya huge number of purposes. in spite of the fact that, ahead of any dialogue of purposes will be played it is crucial to achieve the very proof of weather variability via observations or reconstructions, respectively. during this booklet we specialise in saw long term tendencies of chosen weather components (tempera ture, precipitation, humidity, strain ) as published via direct measurements of the Euro pean station community in the contemporary a hundred years. in fact, there are various difficulties intimately: Reliability and accuracy of information, time sequence homogeneity, statistical self assurance oftrends etc. we are hoping that those difficulties are addressed in an instructive and, so far as attainable, arduous means. the most function of this paintings, in spite of the fact that, was once to supply a set of pattern charts which specify the neighborhood particularities of saw weather tendencies in numerous months or seasons of the yr top us to an 'Atlas of saw weather developments in Europe'. maintaining in brain the new international Meteorological association (WMO) weather nor mal (CLINO) interval, we now have additionally calculated the 1961-1990 trends.