Climate Change in the Roman Empire

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/2/11 Climate Change in the Roman Empire Erica Ingenito GPH 414 04-28-10
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3/2/11 Rome Today 15.8°C or 60°F on average 28 in of rainfall per year Distinct wet/dry seasons Overall, a classic “Mediterranean” Climate
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3/2/11 “Mediterranean” Climate Usually referred as having temperate conditions Main influence is the alternation zone and the Westerlies This climate can cause… Variance of daily temperatures Increased Pollution
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3/2/11 Where are they? Source: http://startortoises.net/images/climate-med.gif
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3/2/11 Early Roman Climatic History 750 BC- 300 BC - Cooler temperatures - Severe winters - Sea level was low -Ports
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3/2/11 Height of the Roman Empire 300 BC – 300 AD Glaciers in the Alps retreating Warmer temperatures Sea level rose Flourishing agriculture → flourishing economy → expansion By the 1st century AD, conditions were similar to today New data shows at 100 AD, average
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3/2/11 Late Roman Empire 300 AD- 600AD
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course GPH 414 taught by Professor Cerveny during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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