Growing season length on Tibetan Plateau

Based on tree-ring data from more than 3,000 trees on the Tibetan Plateau, a model that converts daily weather data into growing season length for the Tibetan Plateau estimates that the start of the growing season advanced an average of 0.28 days per year from 1960-2014, and the end of the growing season was delayed an average of 0.33 days per year from 1982-2014, suggesting that scaling up such analyses could provide insight into the seasonal responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change.

Article #16-16608: “New perspective on spring vegetation phenology and global climate change based on Tibetan Plateau tree-ring data,” by Bao Yang et al.