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Climatic Changes Since 1700


  • Comprised of three parts: Past Climate Observations; Mechanisms in the Climate Change System and Climate History since 1700

  • Intended for graduate level students in the field of climatology as well as scientists in climatology

  • Contains full color illustrations covering nearly 300 years of climatic changes


Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stefan Brönnimann
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stefan Brönnimann
    Pages 9-69
  4. Stefan Brönnimann
    Pages 167-321
  5. Stefan Brönnimann
    Pages 323-326
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-360

About this book


Earth’s climate is undergoing profound changes. Understanding and assessing these changes requires insight from the past. The period since 1700 is of particular relevance because Earth’s climate underwent a transition from the Little Ice Age climate to the era of anthropogenic global warming. Moreover, pronounced climatic excursions occurred on interannual and decadal time scales, and atmospheric composition changed. Recent developments in the fields of paleoclimatology and historical climatology – high-resolution climate proxies, climate model simulations, and numerical techniques such as data assimilation – allow a much more detailed analysis of climatic changes of the past centuries than possible only a decade ago. “Climatic Changes since 1700” – the title honours the 1890 book by the same title of geographer Eduard Brückner – covers data and methods used to study climate of the past centuries, summarises the mechanisms behind interannual to multidecadal climate variability and provides an overview of global climate history since 1700 based on new data sets and model simulations.



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography University of BernBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Climatic Changes Since 1700
  • Authors Stefan Brönnimann
  • Series Title Advances in Global Change Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv.Global Change Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-19041-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34742-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-19042-6
  • Series ISSN 1574-0919
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1621
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 360
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environment, general
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“Brönnimann … provides a synthesis of the climate of the last three centuries based on state-of-the-art climate data and analyses. … No other book has so comprehensively described the climate of this period using such a breadth of data sources and analysis tools. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (J. Schoof, Choice, Vol. 53 (9), May, 2016)

“I found this to be a rewarding and very interesting book. … this is an excellent and informative book, well-written and presented. I would strongly recommend it for anyone studying, researching or merely interested in climate and climate changes over the past millennium or so. It also attempts to place climate research into a historical perspective, which is both useful and interesting.” (Giles Young, The Holocene, Vol. 26 (9), 2016)