Temperature changes in Europe 1975-2000; autumn season (SON)


Surface air temperature changes September-November 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.


Autumn (September-November)

The period 1975-2000 is generally recognised in Europe as a period of widespread warming, being the result of alleged anthropogenic global warming. The net temperature development 1975-2000 is, however, very complicated for the autumn period. Southwestern and northern Europe was warming, while a region extending from the Black Sea towards Denmark was cooling or saw little change only. UK, Ireland and the Iberian Peninsula saw slight net warming during the period.