The Summer of 2003
map by design agency "Zur Gestaltung-Nürnberg", animation by Julia Heres
What is wrong in our map of Europe?
Due to the long heat wave in 2003 our cities have moved south. Or has the Mediterranean come up north?
It is easy to find out the average temperatures of a city: www.worldclimate.com
To find out the temperatures of one specific month you must have the data of a station which gives you their recorded annual statistics. Check www.meteo-webring.de/
In July 2003 our cities in the map had 3-4°C higher temperatures than usual (averages).
Discuss what this means.
The following diagrams show the summer temperatures from the beginning of June till the end of August in the years 2003, 1990, 1980, 1970 and 1960. (data taken from http://seewetter.de/feature/h0070803.shtm)
Have a look at the diagrams and compare them: