The effects of variations in mean temperature and frost risk

Parry ML, Carter TR, & Konijn NT (1988). The effects of variations in mean temperature and frost risk. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 443-459 Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_20.

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Abstract

Villagers identify frost as one of the major hazards in the Ecuadorian highlands (see Section 3), and a considerable area is uncultivated owing to excessive frost risk or excessively low temperatures. This section explores the vulnerability of traditional agriculture to possible variations in mean temperature and frost risk. After an initial discussion of farmer adaptation to frost, meteorological records are analyzed to determine the patterns of fluctuation of frost risk and mean temperature. A plausible scenario of increased seasonal frost risk will be defined and used to determine areas potentially at risk in Chimborazo Province.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 06:48
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 06:48
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12992

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