Posted on October 19, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Study in Alpine lakes traces 1,600-year of history climate change
Sediments in Austria’s Mondsee show more evidence of flooding during transitions to cooler climate phases.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — While many recent research projects have highlighted the potential for more extreme weather as the planet warms up, a new study from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences indicates that parts of the Alps saw more extreme flooding during periods of transition to cooler climatic conditions.
By studying sediment layers in the Mondsee, an Alpine lake near Salzburg, Austria, the researchers found evidence of flooding during the time of the Great Migration and the Early Middle Ages (AD 450-750), as well as the transition to the Little Ice Age (AD 1140-1520). In contrast, there was less flooding during the medieval warm phase (AD 1000-1140) and the coldest period of the Little Ice Age (AD 1600-1700). (more…)
Filed under: climate and weather, global warming | Tagged: Alps, climate change, extreme weather, flooding, Great Migration, Little Ice Age, Mondsee | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 26, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Some not-so-secret spots …
The waterfront of Naples, Italy glitters beneath Mt. Vesuvius.
SUMMIT COUNTY — A couple of days ago I overheard a travel conversation. The topic was Europe and someone made a disparaging comment about Naples being a hotbed of crime and poverty, ending with, “”I’d never want to go there. I immediately though of the last time Leigh and I traveled through the bustling port city on the Italian boot, and how much we enjoyed our short stay, when we explored the waterfront and used public transportation to visit Pompeii. The lesson, of course, is that every city has its good side (and its dark underbelly). Along with oodles of history, Restaurants in Naples dish up some of the best pizza on the planet, thick with black olives and anchovies. Read more about our short Naples sojourn in this Summit Voice story and get some more ideas for planning your summer travel in the rest of today’s photoblog. (more…)
Filed under: Europe, Travel, West | Tagged: Austria, Jamaica, Moab, Mondsee, Naples, photography, Travel | 3 Comments »
Posted on November 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Here and there …
The Naples waterfront glows in this evening scene.
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few favorite scenes from the Summit Voice travel archives. Most of the images link to travel features, so have fun exploring a few interesting areas with us. (more…)
Filed under: Europe, Travel, world news | Tagged: Albania, Corfu, Ionian Sea, Mondsee, Naples, Salzburg, Sarandë | 1 Comment »