GETARI is a tool for assessing the effect of climate on the functioning of a culture in a given place. To do that, GETARI uses a generic library of climate indicators which can be calculated individually or aggregated. With this tool, we can explore very diverse issues: the evolution of climatic conditions, increased risks, assessment of feasibility of a culture in a given place, ... GETARI is a free tool developed by the US 1116 Agroclim of INRA in collaboration with the CNRS as part of the project ANR ORACLE.
GETARI is a generic evaluation tool to calculate and study climate suitability of areas for cultivation of specific crops. Crops are very dependent of the climatic effects happening during their cycle and those define climate suitability areas for cultivation. Agroclimatic indicators (i.e., heat degree days, frost days and the amount of rainfall over specific periods) are classically used providing synthetic information on the effects of climate on crop functioning. Recent studies have used agroclimatic indicators calculated over phenological periods (hereby referred to as ecoclimatic indicators) (Holzkämper et al., 2013, 2011; Caubel et al., 2015). Holzkämper et al. (2013, 2011), developed an evaluation method where several indicators are calculated over the crop cycle, normalized and aggregated to derive a global index of climate suitability. Recently, Caubel et al., 2015 develop a new assessment method of climate suitability for agriculture derived from Holzkämper et al. (2013) by improving its genericity and flexibility enough to address agronomical questions concerning climate suitability for crop cultivation according to ecophysiological criteria, days available to carry out cultural practices and yield quality.
GETARI is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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