ASSESSEMENT OF THERMAL REGIME IN OLTENIA USING TEMPERATURE-BASED CLIMATE INDICATORS RELEVANT FOR AGRICULTURE SECTOR

Authors

  • MIETTA COLAN
  • LILIANA VELEA
  • CRISTINA BURADA
  • EMILIA CONSTANTINESCU
  • ROXANA BOJARIU
  • MIHAELA UDRISTIOIU
  • ADRIANA BACESCU

Abstract

We present a quantitative evaluation of current climate (1981-2010) thermal conditions relevant for the agriculture sector by using seven agrometeorological climate indices computed based on the ROCADA dataset. The temperature-related indicators characterize the cold period of the year (i.e. sums of minimum air temperatures ≤â€10°C recorded in Decemberâ€February interval), the bounding seasons (e.g. zero crossing days), heating degree days) or are more specifically oriented for the growing season (i.e. Growing degree days; growing season mean temperature during Aprilâ€October/ May-September interval; Winkler index). The indices are computed for the entire Romanian territory, highlighting the thermal climatic features of the Oltenia region.

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2020-01-30

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Working Group 4: Management, agriculture mechanization and cadastre