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Geographical-Historical Analysis of the Impact of the 1883 Eruption of Krakatau Volcano on Weather in Serbia
Geographical-Historical Analysis of the Impact of the 1883 Eruption of Krakatau Volcano on Weather in Serbia

Author(s): Milan Radovanović, Radomir J. Popović
Subject(s): Physical Geopgraphy, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Social history, Environmental interactions, 19th Century
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: volcanic eruption; weather; Krakatau; Serbia;
Summary/Abstract: The eruption of Krakatau volcano in 1883 is one of the most powerful eruptions in the past nearly 150 years. Based on the average air temperatures in Belgrade from 1881 to 1886 and average maximum and minimum air temperatures in Šabac from 1883 to 1885, we have tried to analyze whether the mentioned eruption had an impact on weather and climate conditions in Serbia. Bearing in mind that the mentioned measurements were not standardized, we have also tried by analysis of the former official state media to determine whether there are potential signs of possible connection. It turned out that neither measured data nor news reports indicate unusual weather conditions. In other words, there is no evidence that would indicate that an extremely powerful eruption of Krakatau in 1883 caused any weather disturbances over Serbia.

  • Page Range: 595-610
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English