# Erratum to: A comparison of methods to estimate seasonal phenological development from BBCH scale recording

**Erratum to: Int J Biometeorol, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp. 867–877**

**DOI 10.1007/s00484-011-0421-x**

The purpose of the paper was to present and compare four different methods to analyze phenological data of populations recorded on a refined BBCH scale in order to estimate onset dates for each phenological stage.

The OLR method described is one way to determine those onset dates. Compared to the other methods investigated, the OLR method is based on the frequency distribution over time which includes the entire progression of plants in the model and not only the progression of a single stage.

*P*=P(Y_{i}=1|x_{i}) is the probability and Y is the ordinal response variable, α is the intercept parameter, β_{i} the slope parameters and x_{i} the explanatory variable (here time).

_{i}are the intercept parameters for each phase i, β the slope parameter for time t (here: day of year).