Table 1 Environmental covariates used in this study
EC abbreviationExplanation
ThermAmpThermal Amplitude (°C): Average of daily thermal amplitude calculated as max temperature (°C) – min temperature (°C).
RelSunRelative sunshine duration (%): Quotient between the real duration of the brightness of the sun and the possible geographical or topographic duration.
SolRadSolar radiation (cal/cm2/day): Solar radiation calculated using the Armstrong’s formula.
EfPpitEffective Precipitation (mm): Average of daily precipitation in mm that is actually added and stored in the soil.
DegDayDegrees Day in rice (°C): Mean of Daily average temperature minus 10 °.
RelHRelative humidity (hs): Sum of daily amount of hours (0hs-24hs) where the relative humidity was equal to 100%.
PpitDayPrecipitation day: Sum of days when it rained.
MeanTempMean Temperature (°C): Average of temperature over 24 hs (0-24 hs).
AvTempAverage Temperature (°C): Average Temperature calculated as daily (Max+Min)/2.
MaxTempMaximum Temperature (°C): Average of maximum daily temperature.
MinTempMinimum Temperature (°C): Average of minimum daily temperature.
TankEvTank water evaporation (mm): Amount of evaporated water under influence of sun and wind.
WindWind speed (2m/km/24hs): Distance covered by wind (in km) over 2m height in one day.
PicheEvPiche Evaporation (mm): Amount of evaporated water without the influence of the sun.
MinRelHMinimum relative humidity (%): Lowest value of relative humidity for the day.
AccumPpitAccumulated precipitation (mm): Daily accumulated precipitation.
SunhsSunshine duration: Sum of total hours of sunshine per day
MinT15Minimum temperature below 15°: Sum of the days where the minimum temperature was below 15°.