Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Research article
03 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 03 Sep 2019

Two millennia of Main region (southern Germany) hydroclimate variability

Alexander Land, Sabine Remmele, Jutta Hofmann, Daniel Reichle, Margaret Eppli, Christian Zang, Allan Buras, Sebastian Hein, and Reiner Zimmermann


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Feb 2019) by Hans Linderholm
AR by Alexander Land on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Apr 2019) by Hans Linderholm
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (24 Apr 2019)
RR by Johannes Edvardsson (24 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Jun 2019) by Hans Linderholm
AR by Alexander Land on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jul 2019) by Hans Linderholm
Short summary
With the use of precipitation sensitive oak ring-width series from the Main River region (southern Germany) a 2000-year long hydroclimate reconstruction has been developed. The ring series are sensitive to the sum of rainfall from 26 February to 6 July. This region suffered from severe, long-lasting droughts in the past two millennia (e.g., AD 500/510s, 940s, 1170s, 1390s and 1160s). In the AD 550s, 1050s, 1310s and 1480s, multi-year periods with high rainfall hit the region.