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Chronologie des catastrophes neigeuses dans le sud-est de la France / Chronology of the exceptional snowfall in south-east France

Authors
Journal
Revue de géographie de Lyon
0035-113X
Publisher
PERSEE Program
Publication Date
Volume
66
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/geoca.1991.5778
Keywords
  • Climatic Disasters
  • Southern France
  • Mediterranean Influence
  • Snowfall
  • Catastrophes Climatiques
  • France Méridionale
  • Influence Méditerranéenne
  • Neige

Abstract

Five important climatic disasters relating to heavy snowfall affected the south of France prior to December 1990 : at the end of December 1970, the 20 and 21 December 1978, the 11 and 12 January 1981, the 26 November 1982 and between the 28 January and the 4 February 1986. Their atmospheric origin and location were strongly influenced by the Mediterranean region. The severe impact of such snowfall, increased by its high density, led to cuts in power supplies, telephone links and landward transport systems, as well as damage to property ; as a result, plans for dealing with such emergencies were put into operation (Plan ORSEC).

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