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Větrné pohromy ve střední Evropě

Title in English Wind Disasters in Central Europe


Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geografické rozhledy
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords wind disaster; Central Europe; tornado; history; environmental history; geographical education
Description Windy conditions generally play a significant role in shaping the earth's surface, and, therefore, they also indirectly affect the quality of human life. Of course, the wind has not escaped human notice and society has long utilized its power to meet common needs – first in maritime and later also in air transport and with increasing frequency as a source of "environmentally clean" energy from wind power plants. Just like other natural phenomena however, the wind also has its drawbacks. The article discusses a number of wind disasters, including their causes and possible impacts on the ecological stability of landscapes.
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