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Analysis of Hail Events and Temperature Series for Peninsular Spain
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas,
  • Ingenierías
Datos
Descripción
Hail is a serious concern for agriculture on the Iberian Peninsula. Hailstorms affect crop yield and/or quality to a degree that depends on the crop species and the phenological time. In Europe, Spain is one of the countries that experience relatively high agricultural losses related to hailstorms. It is of high interest to study models that can support calculations of the probabilities of economic losses due to hail damage and of the tendency over time for such losses. Some studies developed in France and the Netherdlands show that the summer mean temperature was highly correlated with a yearly hail severity index developed from hailrelated parameters obtained for insurance purposes. Meanwhile, other studies in the USA point out that a highly significant correlation between both is not possible to find due to high climatic variability. The aim of this work is to test the correlation between average minimum temperatures and hail damage intensity over the Spanish Iberian Peninsula. With this purpose, correlation analyses on both variables were performed for the 47 Spanish provinces (as individuals and single set) and for all crops and four individual crops: grapes, wheat, barley and winter grains. Suitable crop insurance data are available from 1981 until 2007 and based on this period, temperature data were obtained. This study does not confirm the results previously obtained for France and the Netherlands that relate observed hail damage to the average minimum temperature. The reason for this difference and the nature of the cases observed are discussed.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Natural Hazards And Earth System Sciences
ISSN
1561-8633
Factor de impacto JCR
1,983
Información de impacto
Volumen
11
DOI
10.5194/nhess-11-3415-2011
Número de revista
Desde la página
3415
Hasta la página
3422
Mes
DICIEMBRE
Ranking
16/78
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Participantes
  • Autor: Antonio Saa Requejo (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Cruz Diaz Alvarez (UPM)
  • Autor: F. Burgaz (Entidad Nacional de Seguros Agrarios (ENESA))
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: R García Moreno (Universidad de la Coruña)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Departamento: Edafología
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
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