(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

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A method to identify potential cold-climate vine growing sites - a case study from Rosnaes in Denmark

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A method for surveying the suitability of cold climate vine growing sites in Denmark is presented with focus on limiting growth parameters. The four most important parameters are identified. These are: i) Sum of growing degree days (SDD), ii) Risk of frost damage, iii) Number of sunshine hours during growth season, and iv) Soil drainage. A two-step method based on GIS and already existing climate, soil, and topographic data is implemented. First the most suitable areas in Denmark for vine growing are located on the basis of nation-wide climatic data on the sum of degree days and risk of frost. Within the most suitable areas a detailed survey of the amount of sunshine, topography, drainage and soil is carried out on the Røsnæs peninsula in north western Zealand, and eight well-suited vine growing terroirs are identified.


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 111, no1 [pp. 73-84]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 10 fig.




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