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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/43/S19.071

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIMATIC EXTREMES FROM 2016-2017 IN THE WESTERN ROMANIA

V. D. Mircov, C. Nichita, A. Okros, A. Nicolin, L. L. Barliba
Thursday 23 November 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgemviennagreen.org, SGEM2017 Vienna GREEN Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-28-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, 27 - 29 November, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 43, 561-568 pp; DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/43/S19.071

ABSTRACT

The data recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have led to the cataloguing of the year 2016 as the warmest year on worldwide meteorological records.
The two previous records listed were the years 2014 and 2015. Phenomena like El Nino and La Nina are responsible for the cooling or heating of the upper tropical zone of the Pacific Ocean.
This causes variations in global wind patterns and weather, thus leading to short-term variations in average global temperatures. Thus, a warm El Nino episode has been responsible for the abnormal weather state during the first third of the year 2016. The temperatures recorded in the Arctic were very high, with 20 up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit above the average, thus leading to the less thick layer of polar ice ever recorded.

Keywords: synoptic situations; convective weather phenomena; radar signatures; climate extremes; Western Romania