Recent climate warming: Surface air temperature series and geothermal evidence

Vladim�r Cermak, Jan Safanda, Milan Kresl, Petr Dedecek, Louise Bodri

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Long-term (1961 - 1996) meteorological air temperature series together with the reconstructed ground surface temperature histories, obtained by inverting borehole temperature-depth profiles, were used to project regional patterns of the recent (climate) warming rate on the territory of the Czech Republic. The characteristic magnitude of the warming rate of 0.02-0.03 K/yr was confirmed by the results of several years of monitoring the temperature in two experimental boreholes. The monitoring of shallow temperatures at depths of about 30 -40 m, i.e. below the reach of the seasonal surface temperature variations, can serve as an alternative tool of direct quantitative assessment of the present warming rate. The data also seem to sustain a potential man-made component contributing to the more pronounced recent warming rate observed in the areas of large agglomeration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-441
Number of pages12
JournalStudia Geophysica et Geodaetica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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