Holocene climate variability in Slovenia: A review





palaeoclimate, climate proxy, glaciers, pollen, tree-rings, sediment, speleothems, historical data


The Slovenian climate has undergone significant fluctuations, and an understanding of the past climate is necessary to improve models and recognise long-term patterns. The cryosphere environment, such as ice core samples, provides valuable palaeoclimate data. Palynology and dendroclimatology are also effective ways to study long-term changes in vegetation and reconstruct past climates using pollen and tree proxies. Sediment cores from various locations in Slovenia have been studied to understand past environmental changes. Borehole temperature profiles as well as historical records were also used to reconstruct past climate conditions. Studies have shown specific periods when climatic changes likely played a major role, but a complete timeline of the Slovenian climate throughout the Holocene has not yet been fully developed.


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How to Cite

Lipar, M., Lojen, S., Breg Valjavec, M., Andrič, M., Šmuc, A., Levanič, T., Tičar, J., Zorn, M., & Ferk, M. (2024). Holocene climate variability in Slovenia: A review. Acta Geographica Slovenica, 64(2), 7–40. https://doi.org/10.3986/AGS.12798