Spatial Modelling of Thermal Growing Season for Austria Print E-mail
{mosimage}The thermal growing season is defined as a temperature based approach for determining begin, end, and duration of growing season. The project will calculate this information for spatial representation in 250 meter resolution for the whole area of Austria.

In order to set up a representative value for each region it will be necessary to implement the model for 47 years (1961 to 2007) to deduce a mean value. There are several temperature and time period criteria for determination of growing season which will be implemented in a Geographical Information System. Finally the impact of different criteria settings on the results is studied.