changes in Europe 1975-2000; summer season (JJA)
changes June-August 1975-2000 estimated as the difference between the simple
11yr means for the periods 1970-1980 and 1995-2005. Longitudes and latitudes
are indicated along the axis of the diagram.
period 1975-2000 is generally recognised in
as a period of
widespread warming, being the result of alleged anthropogenic global warming.
The summer warming affected almost every part of
Europe, but was especially
pronounced in areas around the
. The maximum warming appears to be focused in the north-westerly part of
. This summer warming has
contributed to the negative mass balance experienced 1975-2000 for many glaciers
in the Alps,
thawing of permafrost, but also
to higher values for the growing season. Northeastern
saw relatively little
net summer warming during the period.