Baltic Coastal Zone

Journal of Ecology and Management of the Coastline

Vol. 17 pp. 35 - 52 2013

ISBN 1643-0115

©Copyright by Institute of Biology and Environmental Protection of the Pomeranian University in Słupsk

Original research paper

Received:

Accepted:

06 February 2013

25 February 2014

 

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TEMPERATURE CHANGES IN KOSZALIN IN WINTER SEASON FROM 1850 TO 2010 AND THEIR RELATION TO NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION

Małgorzata Kirschenstein

Environmental Analyses Department, Institute of Geography and Regional Studies, Pomeranian University in Słupsk, ul. Partyzantów 27, 76-200 Słupsk, Poland e-mail: mjk67@tlen.pl

Abstract

The article analyses the air temperature characteristics of the winter season in Koszalin from 1850 to 2010. The trends of changes have been determined. In addition, the frequency of thermal anomalies has been shown. The thermal classification of Lorenc has been adopted for this study. The relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation and the air temperature in winter seasons has been estimated.

Key words: air temperature, changeability, North Atlantic Oscillation, Koszalin