Clocaenog

Clocaenog, Denbeighshire - Climoor experimental field site

 Clocaenog

Climoor is one of the longest climate change experiments in the UK. The experiment was set up in 1998, with treatments including warming and repeated summer drought. The experimental installations comprise of three control, three drought and three warming roofs. We use automated roof technology to produce the treatments. The warming treatment raises temperatures on average by 0.7 °C. Although this is a relatively subtle increase, the number of growing degree days in the warming plots is increased by 111% compared to control. The drought treatment also utilises automated roof technology and operates May-Sept annually, reducing summer rainfall (Jun-Sept) by 69%.

 

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Page published: 27/08/2010