Table 3. Simulated impact of drought on global utilization rates (GUR) in the three studied wood-pastures. An arbitrarily comparison of a hot year (2021, growing season mean air temperature 11.3 C) to a normal year (2022, growing season mean air temperature 9.6 C) under the B2 IPCC-SRES scenario. Long-term (1961-2010) average of the growing season temperature is 9.0C.

GUR of EWP
(Les Cluds Sud)
[%]
GUR of MWP
(Les Planets Milieu Est)
[%]
GUR of IWP
(Les Planets Ouest)
[%]
Simulation year 2021 74.4 89.1 110.1
Simulation year 2022 67.8 78.7 97.6
Δ GUR between years 2021 and 2022 6.7 10.4 12.5
Average GUR in the period 1980-2000 70.0 83.8 104.4
Δ GUR between years 2021 and 2022 corrected for average GUR 9.5 12.4 11.9
Dividing the simulated GUR by the average GUR corrects for the trivial effect of lower drought impacts in extensive pastures.