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    Sweeney, John (1997) Ireland. In: Regional climates of the British Isles. Routledge, pp. 254-275. ISBN 0-415-13931-7

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    Ireland functions as a meteorological sentry post for much of north-western Europe, and it is in its vicinity that the skirmishes between air masses which determine the climatic fingerprints of much of the continent are often first observed, and their sting re·moved. It is here that the harbingers of weather for areas further east may be first assessed and the knowledge used to provide early warning of imminent weather events. The shelter effect of Ireland constitutes one of the principal controls on climate for much of Britain, and it is in the vicinity of Ireland that any significant changes in oceanic circulation associated with global warming in Europe will be first detected.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: climate; climates; regional climate; regional climates; regional; british isles; ireland; irish;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 9981
    Depositing User: Prof. John Sweeney
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 11:31
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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