Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Clim. Past, 15, 1677–1690, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1677-2019
Clim. Past, 15, 1677–1690, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1677-2019

Research article 03 Sep 2019

Research article | 03 Sep 2019

Two millennia of Main region (southern Germany) hydroclimate variability

Alexander Land et al.

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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.