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Early Heat Waves Over Italy and Their Impacts on Durum Wheat Yields : Volume 15, Issue 7 (28/07/2015)

By Fontana, G.

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Title: Early Heat Waves Over Italy and Their Impacts on Durum Wheat Yields : Volume 15, Issue 7 (28/07/2015)  
Author: Fontana, G.
Volume: Vol. 15, Issue 7
Language: English
Subject: Science, Natural, Hazards
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Toreti, A., Ceglar, A., Sanctis, G. D., & Fontana, G. (2015). Early Heat Waves Over Italy and Their Impacts on Durum Wheat Yields : Volume 15, Issue 7 (28/07/2015). Retrieved from

Description: European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (VA), Italy. 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 %.

Early heat waves over Italy and their impacts on durum wheat yields

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