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Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought A Global Study

By: Vijendra K Boken, Arthur P Cracknell and Ronald L Heathcote
492 pages, numerous figures, tables and halftones
Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought
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Accurate monitoring and prediction of agricultural droughts helps manage them, minimize losses attributed to them, and mitigate their extreme forms, which some countries face even today. This book presents the basic concepts of agricultural drought, various remote sensing techniques used to monitor them, and efforts by international organizations to check them.

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By: Vijendra K Boken, Arthur P Cracknell and Ronald L Heathcote
492 pages, numerous figures, tables and halftones
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"This book's 34 chapters provide quite a thorough and capable overv0ew of the techniques used to monitor drought in both developed and developing countires.... Monitoring and Prediciting Agricultural Drought has a wealth of information on crops, climate, and drought monintoring techniques for 19 countries and regions of the world."-- Bulletin of American Meteorological Society


"Quite simply, drought kills. In an effort to combat it, the international contributors of these 34 papers cover the basic concepts of agricultural drought and its monitoring, prediction and analysis, techniques and examples of remote sensing such as passive and active microwave systems, and case studies from the Americas, Europe, Russia, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and Australia."--SciTech Book News


"The book is well written and edited."--CHOICE

 

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