Extreme weather, climate and natural disasters in Ireland

Climate Change Research Programme - CCRP Report 5

Summary: CCRP Report 5 - Gerard Kiely, Paul Leahy, Francis Ludlow, Bettina Stefanini, Eileen Reilly, Michael Monk and Jason Harris

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Published: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84095-363-3

Pages: 46

Filesize: 3,264 KB

Format: pdf


The aim of this project was to collate historical, proxy and observational (recent) records, and analyse the information within this variety of sources for incidences of extreme weather events and natural disasters, which may give insight into the variability of climate in Ireland, and its impact on human society. The study focused on extreme weather conditions: historical analysis from the fifth through to the seventeenth century ad was derived from the Gaelic Annals of Ireland and also from local and regional proxy data (e.g. tree rings and ice-coredata).

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