The Polish Climate in the European Context: An Historical Overview

  • Rajmund Przybylak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The European Background

  3. The Climate of Poland in Recent Centuries: A Synthesis of Current Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 128-128
    2. Rajmund Przybylak
      Pages 129-166
    3. Rajmund Przybylak, Piotr Oliński, Waldemar Chorążyczewski, Wiesław Nowosad, Krzysztof Syta
      Pages 167-190
    4. Andrzej Zielski, Marek Krąpiec, Marcin Koprowski
      Pages 191-217
    5. Jan Šafanda, Jacek Majorowicz
      Pages 219-226
    6. Rajmund Przybylak
      Pages 227-231
  4. The Climate of Poland and Europe in Recent Centuries: New Findings Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 234-234
    2. Krzysztof Błażejczyk, Robert Twardosz
      Pages 235-246
    3. Vladimir Čermák, Petr Dědeček, Jan Šafanda, Milan Krešl
      Pages 247-266
    4. Piotr Lewik, Dorota Matuszko, Maria Morawska-Horawska
      Pages 341-353
    5. Andrzej A. Marsz, Anna Styszyńska
      Pages 355-374
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 525-535

About this book


Reconstruction of the climate variability of the past 500 years is a topic of great scientific interest not only in global terms, but also at regional and local levels. This period is interesting on account of the increasing influence of anthropogenic forcing and its overlap with natural factors.

The Polish Climate in the European Context: An Historical Overview summarises the results of research into climate variability based on a combination of instrumental, documentary, dendrochronological and borehole data from Poland.

The first part of the book provides a Central European perspective of research in these fields, which forms the general background for a presentation of the state of the art of climatic change studies in Poland during the past 500 years (Part 2). This is followed by a selection of papers dealing mainly with different aspects of climate variability in Poland and Central Europe (Part 3).

"This book is a valuable tool integrating Polish, Central and Eastern European climate research into the global context. It is, as such, a must for climate researchers worldwide."

Gaston Demarée, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

"This volume marks a significant step forward in our understanding of European climatic history."

Christian Pfister, University of Bern


Borehole temperatures Climatic change Cloud Dendroclimatology Europe Historical climatology Poland and Europe Precipitation climate change cloudiness temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajmund Przybylak
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. ClimatologyNicolaus Copernicus UniversityTorunPoland

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