The Impact of Climate Change on the Viticultural Suitability of Maipo Valley, Chile
AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
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CitationThe Impact of Climate Change on the Viticultural Suitability of Maipo Valley, Chile 2016, 68 (4):561 The Professional Geographer
JournalThe Professional Geographer
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AbstractThis study uses the case of the Maipo Valley in Chile to examine how climate change will affect viticultural suitability. Using a geographic information system analysis of topographic, soil, land use, and climate data, a baseline assessment of viticultural suitability in the Maipo Valley was performed. The impact of climate change on viticultural suitability was modeled by overlaying downscaled global circulation model temperature data for two emission scenarios. The findings of this study suggest that the capacity of vineyard managers in the Maipo Valley to cultivate high-quality traditional grape varietals from cooler grape maturity classes might be limited in the future.
Note12 month embargo; Published online: 18 Feb 2016
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsFondecyt ; Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) [CRN3056]; U.S. National Science Foundation [GEO-1128040]