Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Clim. Past, 17, 2015–2029, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2015-2021

Special issue: Droughts over centuries: what can documentary evidence tell...

Clim. Past, 17, 2015–2029, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2015-2021

Research article 01 Oct 2021

Research article | 01 Oct 2021

Documentary evidence of droughts in Sweden between the Middle Ages and ca. 1800 CE

Lotta Leijonhufvud and Dag Retsö

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Jul 2020) by Andrea Kiss
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Jan 2021) by Andrea Kiss
AR by Dag Retsö on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Apr 2021) by Andrea Kiss
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Over the last 600 years, Sweden has occasionally suffered from severe summer droughts. But droughts caused by extreme heat are uncommon. They are instead usually caused by lack of rain. From historical documents it can be confirmed that such drought periods, with substantial consequences for agriculture and mining activities, have occurred on repeated occasions between the Middle Ages and 1800 CE, coinciding with a slightly colder climate and other social strains in the 17th and 18th centuries.