changes in Europe 1935-1975; mean annual change
changes January-December 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.
The period 1935-1975
is generally recognised in
as a period of widespread cooling following the
temperature peak reached 1930-1940. The cooling was, indeed, widespread,
but an area extending from north of the Black Sea towards central Europe and the
experienced little net change, or even slight warming. The cooling was
most pronounced in Finland and in Iceland.