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An online handbook of climate
trends across Scotland


Presenting changes in the climate across Scotland over the last century


This is the online version of the printed handbook published by SNIFFER in May 2006 and available to download as a pdf from www.sniffer.org.uk. This web resource is identical in content to the printed edition, but offers greater flexibility of use and access to larger format maps and images. Please follow the menu on the right to access the twenty-four climate variables covered by this study.


The climate trends examined in this handbook provide benchmarks against which we can measure future change. They will be of value to users across a wide range of sectors and disciplines who are developing strategies to prepare for adapt to the impacts of a changing climate in Scotland.

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