Agrometeorology in Extreme Events and Natural Disasters deals with a broad variety of extreme events that affect agriculture and presents effective risk management strategies. It explains events and their effects and presents techniques and strategies to cope with disasters such as drought, volcanic eruption, pests, etc. and minimize their impact on agricultural production.
It also deals with the need to develop local agrometeorological adaptation strategies to reduce the effect of natural disasters in regions where food and fibre production is most sensitive to climate fluctuations. Providing sets of current data from the latest developments in agricultural meteorology, it addresses and audience of agrometeorologists, agricultural planners, meteorologists, disaster specialists, forest fire experts and various other professionals involved with risk management in agriculture, water and food production resources.
1. AN OVERVIEW OF THE EXTREME EVENTS IN RELATION TO AGROMETEOROLOGY
2. DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION
3. IRRIGATION SCHEDULING TO COMBAT MOISTURE DEFICIT IN PLANTS
4. HEAVY RAINS, FLOODS, HAILS AND SNOW AND THEIR IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE
5. AGROMETEOROLOGY RELATED TO EXTREME TEMPERATURE INCLUDING HEAT WAVES AND FROST
6. WIND STORMS AND SAND STORMS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON PLANTS
7. WEATHER RELATED FOREST FIRE
8. PEST AND DISEASES OF CROP AND LIVESTOCK
9. ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF EARTHQUAKE AND VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
10. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS IN RELATION TO SOIL, WATER AND AIR POLLUTION
11. IRRIGATION SCHEDULING
12. EXTREME CLIMATE EVENTS IN RELATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
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Dr. H.P. Das has more than 30 years of experience in different disciplines of Agricultural Meteorology and interrelated topics like the effect of climate change on agriculture, natural disaster reduction and mitigation of extreme events in agriculture. His many research papers have also dealt with the application of climatological resources for the development of agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions. He has written about 150 research papers, the majority of which has been published in reputed national and international journals. He is also associated with many Agricultural meteorology programmes of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a member/chairman/leader of many expert teams of Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM).