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CP | Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Clim. Past, 15, 1-24, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1-2019
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Special issue: Droughts over centuries: what can documentary evidence tell...

Clim. Past, 15, 1-24, 2019
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Research article 07 Jan 2019

Research article | 07 Jan 2019

Extreme droughts and human responses to them: the Czech Lands in the pre-instrumental period

Rudolf Brázdil et al.
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The paper analyses extreme droughts of the pre-instrumental period (1501–1803) over the territory of the recent Czech Republic. In total, 16 droughts were selected for spring, summer and autumn each and 14 droughts for summer half-year (Apr–Sep). They are characterized by very low values of drought indices, high temperatures, low precipitation and by the influence of high-pressure situations. Selected extreme droughts are described in more detail. Effect of droughts on grain prices are studied.
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