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Review of Potential Risks Factors to Cultural Heritage Sites and Initial Modelling for Adaptation to Climate Change

Version 1 : Received: 3 July 2018 / Approved: 4 July 2018 / Online: 4 July 2018 (10:36:51 CEST)

How to cite: Carroll, P.; Aarrevaara, E. Review of Potential Risks Factors to Cultural Heritage Sites and Initial Modelling for Adaptation to Climate Change. Preprints 2018, 2018070068 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0068.v1). Carroll, P.; Aarrevaara, E. Review of Potential Risks Factors to Cultural Heritage Sites and Initial Modelling for Adaptation to Climate Change. Preprints 2018, 2018070068 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0068.v1).

Abstract

There is a range of local weather and climate-related factors that contribute to the degradation of cultural heritage buildings, structures and sites over time. Some of these factors are influenced by changes in climate and some of these changes manifest themselves though a speeding up of the rate of degradation. It is the intention of this paper to review this situation with special reference to the Nordic Countries, where typical trends resulting from climate change are shorter winters and increased precipitation all year round. An attempt is made to initially draw up a classification of materials and structures relevant to cultural heritage that are affected, with a proposed numeric scale for the urgency to act. The intention is to provide information on where best to concentrate cultural heritage site preservation resources in the future.

Subject Areas

cultural heritage; preventative conservation; climate change; mitigation; adaptation; climate modelling

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