How to cite: I. MARINICĂ, ANDREEA MARINICĂ (2019) The dry autumn of 2018 in southern Romania in the context of climate change.
Risks and Catastrophes Journal, 25(2), P. 85-100. DOI: 10.24193/RCJ2019_15
THE DRY AUTUMN OF 2018 IN SOUTHERN ROMANIA
IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
I. MARINICĂ, ANDREEA MARINICĂ
Abstract. The dry autumn of 2018 in southern Romania in the context of climate change. The year 2018 in Romania has been the third warmest year since 1901, and globally the fourth warmest year on the planet since the beginning of the measurement. It was marked by early coming of spring with hot spring, hot summer (slightly warmer than normal after Hellmann's citation). The excessively dry and hot autumn followed in the first 77 days. The sharp cooling of the weather on the night of 18/19.XI.2018 has determined the end of the drought but also of the activity of setting up the autumn agricultural crops due to the abundant precipitations and the appearance of the snow layer. The paper analyses the aspects of climate variability from autumn 2018 in the southwest of Romania and analyses the synoptic conditions that determined the end of the hot weather and the early installation of the specific winter thermal regime. The paper is part of an extensive series of studies on climate variability and climate risk phenomena in the southwest of the country (Oltenia) and is useful to all those interested in climate change and the aspects of their manifestations at regional level in southwest Romania.
Key-words: dry autumn, early snowfall, snow cover, climate change.
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