Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Clim. Past, 12, 799–805, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 799–805, 2016
Research article
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01 Apr 2016
Research article  | Highlight paper | 01 Apr 2016

Solar modulation of flood frequency in central Europe during spring and summer on interannual to multi-centennial timescales

Markus Czymzik et al.

Data sets

Occurence and thickness of flood layers in varved sediments of Lake Ammersee Czymzik, Markus; Brauer, Achim; Dulski, Peter; Plessen, Birgit; Naumann, Rudolf; von Grafenstein, Ulrich; Scheffler, Raphael

Short summary
Integrating discharge data of the River Ammer back to 1926 and a 5500-year flood layer record from an annually laminated sediment core of the downstream Ammersee allowed investigating changes in the frequency of major floods in Central Europe on interannual to multi-centennial timescales. Significant correlations between flood frequency variations in both archives and changes in the activity of the Sun suggest a solar influence on the frequency of these hydrometeorological extremes.