Title: Early heat waves over Italy and their impacts on durum wheat yields
Authors: FONTANA GIOVANNATORETI ANDREACEGLAR ANDREJDE SANCTIS GIACOMO
Citation: NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES vol. 15 no. 7 p. 1631–1637
Publisher: COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC93677
ISSN: 1561-8633
URI: http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/1631/2015/nhess-15-1631-2015.html
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC93677
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-1631-2015
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In the last decades the Euro-Mediterranean region has experienced an increase in extreme temperature events such as heat waves. These extreme weather conditions can strongly affect arable crop growth and final yields. Here, early heat waves over Italy from 1995 to 2013 are identified and characterised and their impact on durum wheat yields is investigated. As expected, results confirm the impact of the 2003 heat wave and highlight a high percentage of concurrence of early heat waves and significant negative yield anomalies in 13 out of 39 durum wheat production areas. In south-eastern Italy (the most important area for durum wheat production), the percentage of concurrent events exceeds 80%.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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