Spatio-temporal patterns of phenological development in Germany in relation to temperature and day length

S. Siebert, F. Ewert
  • Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, January 2012, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.08.007

Spatio-temporal patterns of phenological development in Germany

What is it about?

We analyzed and explained the spatio-temporal patterns of crop phenological development in response to temperature and day length.

Why is it important?

We used a comprehensive dataset (656,234 phenological observations at 6019 observation sites) about the phenology of oat (Avena sativa L.) and related climate data from Germany for the period 1959–2009. These data, provided by the German Meteorological Service, are unique and allow to study changes in crop phenology at high spatial resolution for long time periods.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.08.007

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