changes in Europe 1935-1975; spring season (MAM)
changes March-May 1935-1975 estimated as the difference between the
simple 11yr means for the periods 1930-1940 and 1970-1980. Longitudes and latitudes
are indicated along the axis of the diagram.
period 1935-1975 is generally recognised in
as a period of widespread
cooling after the temperature peak reached 1930-1940. For the spring season this
was true for western and central
, but in eastern Europe and in much of the Nordic countries spring
actually was becoming warmer. Once again the western part of the
did not follow the general
temperature trend of surrounding areas, and shows net spring warming 1935-1975.