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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/cpd-7-2555-2011
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02 Aug 2011
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Content analysis for Agricultural Records of the United Kingdom, AD 200 to 1977: a study of frequency in human records concerning climate phenomenon
D. H. Holt Department of Geography and Geology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA
Abstract. A content analysis has been completed on a text from the UK that has gathered agricultural and climate data from the years AD 220 to 1977 from 100s of sources. The content analysis coded all references to climate and agriculture to ascertain which climate events were recorded and which were not. This study addressed the question: is there bias in human records of climate? This evaluated the continuous record (AD 1654–1977), discontinous record (AD 220–1653), the whole record (AD 220–1977), the Little Climate Optimum (AD 850–1250) and the Little Ice Age (AD 1450–1880). This study shows that there is no significant variation in any of these periods in frequency occurrence of "good" or "bad" climate suggesting humans are not recording long-term changes in climate, but they are recording weather phenomenon as it occurs.

Citation: Holt, D. H.: Content analysis for Agricultural Records of the United Kingdom, AD 200 to 1977: a study of frequency in human records concerning climate phenomenon, Clim. Past Discuss., 7, 2555-2577, doi:10.5194/cpd-7-2555-2011, 2011.
D. H. Holt
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