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About this book
About this book
This handbook reviews regional operational applications of agrometeorology in the form of case studies of the services and information that prepare farmers of different income levels for extreme weather and climate events and for the use of weather and climate "windows of opportunity" under conditions of a changing climate.
1 Introduction 1.1. Introduction 1.2 Agrometeorology - broad definition 1.3 Agrometeorology - 'end to end' information flow scheme 1.4 Agrometeorology - applications and use 1.5 Agrometeorolgy services 1.6 Boundary and initial conditions for solving problems with agrometeorological components 2 Regional operational applications of agrometeorology 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Examples of agrometeorology services/information developed and used in Africa 2.3 Examples of agrometeorology services/information developed and used in Asia 2.4 Examples of agrometeorology services/information developed and used in South America 2.5 Examples of agrometeorology services/information developed and used in North America, Central America and the Carribean 2.6 Examples of agrometeorology services/information developed and used in the South-West Pacific 2.7 Examples of agrometeorology services/information developed and used in Europe 3 Fields of application in agrometeorology 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Applied agrometeorology of monocropping in the open 3.3 Applied agrometeorology of multiple cropping in the open 3.4 Applied agrometeorology of crops under cover 3.5 Applied agrometeorology in forestry 3.6 Applied agrometeorology of non-forest trees 3.7 Applied agrometeorology in animal husbandry 3.8 Applied agrometeorology in fisheries 3.2 Applied agrometeorology in other forms of agricultural production 4 Methods successfully applied in applications leading to agrometeorological services 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Expert systems 4.3 Field quantifications 4.4 Agricultural statistics 4.5 Monitoring and early warning systems 4.6 Decision support systems 4.7 Modelling and simulation 4.8 Remote sensing 4.9 Geographical Information Systems 4.10 Other approaches.
Kees Stigter is currently a visiting professor in Africa and Asia for Agromet Vision, The Netherlands. He was the leader of the CAgM Expert Team on writing the third edition of the WMO Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices (GAMP). Most of his active career, Dr. Stigter has been affiliated to Wageningen University. dr. Sigter has served as President and Vice President of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology of the WMO.
480 pages, 75 b/w & col illus
From the reviews: "The book could be named as the 'bible' of 'how to do in applied agrometeorology' ! useful for farmers and the welfare of people ! . presents valuable and in-depth information and enormous background knowledge for practical applications in agrometeorology and related services. It can be highly recommended for students as well as scientists, policy makers, persons in extension services and NGOs and others who are active or interested in operational services in the field of agriculture ! especially in and for developing countries." (J. Eitzinger, Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 149, February, 2011)