Geographia Polonica (1980) vol. 43

The influence of the vertical and longitudinal climatic differences in South Poland upon the regional pattern of phenological units

Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa

Geographia Polonica (1980) vol. 43, pp. 85-100 | Full text

The aim of this paper is to find connections between the climatic conditions and the rhythm of the seasonal plant development in the upper Vistula basin. Owing to the vastness of this area stretching from west to east, and to its varied relief, the dominating feature of the phenological phenomena is its differentia-tion in the west-east cross-section and, above all, in the vertical profile. There-fore particular stress has been laid in this paper on specifying the role of the geographical coordinates (altitude, latitude and longitude) and of climatic ele-ments in shaping the phenological regime of the particular physiographical units.

Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa, Department of Climatology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow