Change Of Shida Kartli Mountainous And Highmountainous Agro-climatic Zones In Conditions Of Global Warming

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M. Meladze
G. Meladze


On the background of global warming, agroclimatic features in mountainous and high-mountainous zones of Shida Kartli are assessed. Based on the analysis and statistical processing of multi-year meteorological observation data (in 1948-2017), as well as future scenario (2ºC temperature increase), the duration of vegetation periods, sums of active temperatures (>10°C) and atmospheric precipitations (mm) and hydrothermal coefficient has been identified a trend of increase/decrease of mountainous and high-mountainous zones. The data of 70-year-long observations for comparison were divided into two 35-year-long periods. The first period covers the years of 1948-1982, and the second period covers the years of 1983-2017. According to the scenario, in case of temperature increase by 2°C, there are allocated the mountain and high-mountainous agroclimatic zones for distribution of prospective crops.

Agricultural Climate, Global Warming
Published: Sep 19, 2020

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Ecology of Landscape and Environmental Protection