Climate Evolution in Switzerland – Pre-industrial Reference Period and Change since 1864 on the Basis of Temperature Monitoring

Topics Climate
Research & cooperation > Technical report
Authors Begert M, Stöckli R , Croci-Maspoli M
Edition Technical Report MeteoSwiss No. 274
Year 2019

There are different methods for calculating temperature change over decades or centuries from longterm data series. The most popular are linear trend fitting and the comparison of mean values from periods at the beginning and at the end of the series. These methods lead to differing results and they may have a significant impact on the communication of climate change.