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Studying the impacts of changing climate on the Finger Lakes wine industry

Brian McGauvran and Thomas Pfaff

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We report the results of a project with Six Mile Creek Winery in Ithaca, NY, in which we investigate possible climate impacts on the area wine industry. Specifically, we examine winter minimum temperatures in Ithaca since temperatures below 15F damage buds of French-American hybrid grapes and temperatures below 5F affect Vinifera grape varieties. We used the generalized extreme value distribution to model the winter minimum and adjusted this model based on climate simulation data.

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Involve, Volume 5, Number 3 (2012), 303-311.

Received: 23 June 2011
Revised: 21 November 2011
Accepted: 23 November 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

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Primary: 62G05: Estimation 62G32: Statistics of extreme values; tail inference

generalized extreme value distribution winter minimum temperatures climate change


McGauvran, Brian; Pfaff, Thomas. Studying the impacts of changing climate on the Finger Lakes wine industry. Involve 5 (2012), no. 3, 303--311. doi:10.2140/involve.2012.5.303.

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