Climate of Hungary in the twentieth century according to Feddema

Ferenc Ács, Hajnalka Breuer, Nóra Skarbit

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Abstract

Feddema’s (Physical Geography 26:442–466, 2005) bioclimatic classification scheme is applied to Hungary for the twentieth century using the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) data series. The method is tested in two modes. In the first, its original form is used which is suitable for global scale analysis. In the second, the criteria used in the method are slightly modified for mesoscale classification purposes. In both versions, potential evapotranspiration (PET) is calculated using McKenney and Rosenberg’s (Meteorol 64:81–110, 1993) formula. We showed that McKenney and Rosenberg’s formula could be applied to Hungary. According to Feddema’s global scale application, local climates of the three main geographical regions, the Great Hungarian Plain, the North Hungarian Mountains, and Transdanubia, can be distinguished. However, the spatial distribution pattern within the regions is poorly reproduced, if at all. According to Feddema’s mesoscale application, a picture of climatic subregions could be observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalTheoretical and Applied Climatology
Volume119
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2014

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  • Atmospheric Science

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