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In viticulture, temperature is an important factor in many different areas, from the vineyard to consumption.

Temperatur - Thermometer und Feuer & Eis

Climate and weather

In the context of climate, temperature indicates the thermal state of a body, a liquid or a gas, which is usually measured and indicated in Celsius (USA in Fahrenheit) using a thermometer. Room temperature (also indoor temperature) is the temperature that usually prevails in inhabited rooms.

Air temperature is generally understood to be the outside temperature of the atmosphere close to the ground, which is not influenced by solar radiation or ground heat. In meteorology, this is measured at a height of two metres. It varies throughout the day and during the seasons and is influenced by climatic fluctuations. Temperature is one of the important criteria for climate classification or categorisation into the Earth's large-scale climate regions or macroclimates (large climates). Naturally, temperature is also an extremely important factor in viticulture. There it is recorded and displayed in the form of temperature sums. The air temperature in the vineyard is an important criterion for the suitability of a region for viticulture. See in detail under Climate and weather.

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