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Documentary Evidence of Historical Floods and Extreme Rainfall Events in Sweden 1400-1800
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2014 (English)In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, ISSN 1027-5606, E-ISSN 1607-7938, Vol. 11, 10085-10116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article explores documentary evidence of floods and extreme rainfall events in Sweden in the pre-instrumental period (1400–1800). The survey shows that two subperiods can be considered as flood-rich, 1590–1670 and the early 18th century. The result is related 5 to a low degree of human impact on hydrology during the period, and suggest that climatic factors, such as lower temperatures and increased precipitation connected to the so called Little Ice Age, should be considered as the main driver behind flood frequency and magnitude.

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2014. Vol. 11, 10085-10116 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107458DOI: 10.5194/hessd-11-10085-2014OAI: diva2:747269
Available from: 2014-09-16 Created: 2014-09-16 Last updated: 2015-03-06Bibliographically approved

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