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Agrometeorology: Principles and Applications of Climate Studies in Agriculture

By: Harpal S Mavi and Graeme J Tupper

364 pages, Figs, tabs

Food Products Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #143814 | ISBN: 1560229721
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Presents examples of clinical applications in varying climates and agricultural systems, examining topics such as solar radiation, effective rain, drought monitoring, evapotranspiration, and remote sensing.


Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Agrometeorology: Perspectives and Applications Definition A Holistic Science Scope Practical Utility Chronology of Developments Future Needs Chapter 2. Solar Radiation and Its Role in Plant Growth The Sun: The Source of Energy Nature and Laws of Radiation Earth's Annual Global Mean Radiative Energy Budget Solar Radiation and Crop Plants Solar Radiation Interception by Plants Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Solar Radiation Use Efficiency Chapter 3. Environmental Temperature and Crop Production Soil Temperature Air Temperature Plant Injury Due to Sudden Changes in Temperature Frost: Damage and Control Thermoperiodism Temperature As a Measure of Plant Growth and Development Chapter 4. Climatological Methods for Managing Farm Water Resources Water for Crop Production Making Effective Use of Rainfall Evaporation and Evapotranspiration Water Use and Loss in Irrigation Climatological Information in Improving Water-Use Efficiency (WUE) Reducing Water Losses from Reservoirs Chapter 5. Drought Monitoring and Planning for Mitigation Definition of Drought Meteorological Indicators of Drought Drought Monitoring in Australia Drought Exceptional Circumstances Overview of Drought Assessment Methods Meeting the Challenge: A Drought Mitigation Plan Desertification Chapter 6. Climate, Crop Pests, and Parasites of Animals Role of Weather and Climate Some Important Insect Pests of Crop Plants Climate and Parasites of Animals Helminth Parasites Arthropod Parasites Chapter 7. Remote-Sensing Applications in Agrometeorology Spatial Information and the Environment Remote Sensing Remote Sensors and Instruments Image Acquisition Satellite Orbits for Remote Sensing Geographic Information System (GIS) Global Positioning System (GPS) Remote-Sensing Applications Chapter 8. Role of Computer Models in Managing Agricultural Systems Modeling Biological Response to Weather Conditions Models Applications of Crop Models Simulation Models Relevant to Australian Farming Systems Decision Support Systems (DSS) Chapter 9. Agroclimatological Services Weather and Agriculture Weather and Climate Forecasting Tailoring Climate Information for Agriculture Impacts of Weather on Specific Industries and the Role of Forecast Information Agroclimatological Information Services in Australia Use and Benefits of Climate Forecast Information Toward Optimum Utilization of Climate Information and Forecast Products Chapter 10. Using Climate Information to Improve Agricultural Systems Setting the Platform Property Planning Sustainable Production Setting the Enterprise Mix and Production Levels Making Efficient Use of Rainfall Developing Resilience Managing the Extremes Droughts and Floods The Decision-Making Process Dealing with Risk and Complexity Providing Climate Technology to Farmers Communicating New Ideas and Practices Creating Change Through Adult Learning Chapter 11. Climate Change and Its Impact on Agriculture Climate Variability and Climate Change Observed Change in Atmospheric Composition and Climate Observed Impact of Climate Change Future Scenarios of Climate Change Impact of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water Resources Impact of Climate Change on Crops Impact of Climate Change on Livestock References Author Index Subject Index

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