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The Effects of Climate Change on Variability of the Growing Seasons in the Elbe River Lowland, Czech Republic

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    0455259 - UEK-B 2016 RIV US eng J - Journal Article
    Potopová, V. - Zahradníček, Pavel - Türkot, L. - Štěpánek, Petr - Soukup, J.
    The Effects of Climate Change on Variability of the Growing Seasons in the Elbe River Lowland, Czech Republic.
    Advances in Meteorology. Roč. 2015, č. 546920 (2015), s. 546920. ISSN 1687-9309
    R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0248
    Institutional support: RVO:67179843
    Keywords : Central Europe * extremes * climate change * growing seasons * Elbe River Lowland
    Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology
    Impact factor: 1.107, year: 2015

    This research aimed to identify an approach for adaptation of agriculture to increased climate variability and projected changes, taking into account regional specificity of climate change. Changes in the timing of growing season (GS) parameters for both observation and models data were computed using daily mean temperatures for three thresholds that correspond to the physiological requirements of the vegetable types. This research included a new assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on the GS of vegetables grown in the Elbe River lowland, one of the largest farmed vegetable regions in Central Europe. To accomplish this, a comprehensive analysis was conducted of the spatiotemporal variability of the date of the beginning of the growing season (BGS), the date of the end of the growing season (EGS), and the length of the growing season (GSL) for the period 1961-2011. In addition, an assessment was made of the potential changes in the dates of the BGS, EGS, and GSL for the Elbe River lowland, simulated using the regional climate models. Prospective areas for growing thermophilic vegetables in the study region were also determined.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0255946