CLIMATE TRENDS IN OLTENIA. CASE STUDY: DRĂGĂȘANI

MĂRĂCINEANU LIVIU, GIUGEA NICOLAE, MĂRĂCINEANU ECATERINA

Abstract


This study is the first one in a series of papers that analyzes the climate trend in Oltenia, a historical region of Romania, located in the south-west of the country. The region is important due to its agricultural potential, with many vineyards known at national and international level. In this context, the paper aims to characterize the climate in the area of Drăgășani vineyard. This approach is necessary because the climatic factors are extremely variable and have a dynamic, noticed also by many researches, which leads to climate change, with implications for all socio-economic activities. This study was based on meteorological records made over a period of 52 years in order to highlight these changes in Oltenia. A series of statistical indices of the data were calculated to indicate the climate trend in this region and the implications it may have on viticulture.


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