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2012 Studying the impacts of changing climate on the Finger Lakes wine industry
Brian McGauvran, Thomas Pfaff
Involve 5(3): 303-311 (2012). DOI: 10.2140/involve.2012.5.303


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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Brian McGauvran. Thomas Pfaff. "Studying the impacts of changing climate on the Finger Lakes wine industry." Involve 5 (3) 303 - 311, 2012.


Received: 23 June 2011; Revised: 21 November 2011; Accepted: 23 November 2011; Published: 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

MathSciNet: MR3044616
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2140/involve.2012.5.303

Primary: 62G05 , 62G32

Keywords: Climate change , Generalized extreme value distribution , winter minimum temperatures

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Mathematical Sciences Publishers

Vol.5 • No. 3 • 2012
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