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The role of environmental extremes on urbanized areas of Western Hungary

Adrienn Horváth1, Pál Balázs1, Bernadett Bolodár-Varga1, Péter Csáki2, Zoltán Gribovszki2, Péter Kalicz2, Máté Katona1, Renáta Szita2, Péter Végh1, Dániel Winkler3, and András Bidló1
Adrienn Horváth et al.
  • 1University of Sopron, Institute of Environment and Nature Protection, Sopron, Hungary (
  • 2University of Sopron, Institute of geomatics and civil engineering, Sopron, Hungary (
  • 3University of Sopron, Institute of Wildlife Management and Vertebrate Zoology, Sopron, Hungary (

The impacts of climate change don’t appear only on natural areas but urbanized areas are also well affected. The unpredictable and extreme weather events

such as the alternation of drought periods and heavy, stormy precipitation events was typical in the last decades. Three settlements were investigated to detect how the extreme weather events influenced the water, sediment, and soil conditions on anthropogenic affected areas. The studied areas are mostly surrounded by mountains and forestlands and crossed by a river or creek; therefore, close-to-nature ideas, climate strategies, and sustainable urban management are needed to prepare against changing conditions. A heavy storm may increase the leaching of contaminants into soil and watercourses. To support the adaptation, city-wide investigations began in the last decade to make further suggestions for future direction based on measurements and experience. Altogether 672 soil samples and 30 sediment samples were analyzed to give a basis for climate strategy and settlement development concept in the future.

Project no. 141623 has been implemented with the support provided by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, financed under the MEC_R_21 funding scheme.

How to cite: Horváth, A., Balázs, P., Bolodár-Varga, B., Csáki, P., Gribovszki, Z., Kalicz, P., Katona, M., Szita, R., Végh, P., Winkler, D., and Bidló, A.: The role of environmental extremes on urbanized areas of Western Hungary, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-8034,, 2022.