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Temperature Series of the Czech Republic and its Relation to Northern Hemisphere Temperatures in the Period 1961–1999

  • R. Brázdil
  • P. Štěpánek
  • V. Květoň
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Abstract

The relative homogeneity of monthly air temperatures is tested in the period 1961–1999 for 95 meteorological stations. From 93 homogenised series, mean temperature averages for the Czech Republic are calculated by both simple averaging and by gridding. The average series exhibits statistically significant increases for January, May, July, August, all seasons (except autumn) and the year. The fluctuations of Czech temperatures are compared with the series for the Northern Hemisphere. The effects of possible forcing (solar factor, volcanic activity, equivalent CO2, NAO) on these fluctuations are evaluated using multivariate linear regression.

Keywords

Czech Republic Northern Hemisphere Multivariate Linear Regression Temperature Series Northern Hemisphere Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Brázdil
    • 1
  • P. Štěpánek
    • 1
  • V. Květoň
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Czech Hydrometeorological InstitutePraha 4 - KomořanyCzech Republic

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