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Weird weather in Bristol during the Grindelwald Fluctuation (1560–1630)

Jones, ET; Hewlett, R; Mackay, AW; (2021) Weird weather in Bristol during the Grindelwald Fluctuation (1560–1630). Weather 10.1002/wea.3846. Green open access

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Abstract

The Grindelwald Fluctuation (1560–1630) was a cooling phase during the ‘Little Ice Age’ (c.1300–1850). Poor weather during the Fluctuation contributed to harvest failures, mass starvation and political crises across the globe. This paper examines information taken from Bristol chronicles that discuss some of the extreme weather events of the period. The entries support the notion that the Grindelwald Fluctuation featured some extraordinarily poor weather, such as great frosts, floods, severe storms, unseasonal snowfalls and droughts.

Type: Article
Title: Weird weather in Bristol during the Grindelwald Fluctuation (1560–1630)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/wea.3846
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wea.3846
Language: English
Additional information: © 2020 The Authors. Weather published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Meteorological Society This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121861
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