Handbook of Agricultural Meteorology

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This guide covers the key aspects of an important field of research which has implications for food production worldwide. The contributors explain the interaction of atmosphere, soil, plants and animals. Methods of measurement and interpretation are detailed, and the requirements of various crops are discussed. The roles of weather, farm management and decision-making modelling lead to final chapters which discuss agricultural economics and food security.show more

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  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 246.13 x 287.27 x 24.89mm | 1,265.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 019506240X
  • 9780195062403

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"The book is in A4 format, on good paper and well bound. It is clearly an important work of reference for all those interested in meteorology." -- Agricultural Progressshow more

Table of contents

Obasi: Introduction. I.: Fundamental Aspects. 1.: J.F. Griffiths: Atmospheric Elements. 2.: C.F. Shaykewich: Soil Characteristics. 3.: T.J. Arkebauer: Plant Physiology. 4.: H.D. Johnson: Animal Physiology. 5.: C.J. Stigter: Micrometeorology. 6.: C.H.M. van Bavel: Atmosphere-Plant/Animal-Soil Interactions. II.: Instruments, Measurement & Data Management. 7.: K.G. Hubbard: Ground-Based Atmospheric Measurements. 8.: K.C. Vining and P.P. Sharma: Edaphic Measurements. 9.: J.M. Baker: Biological Measurements. 10.: J.R. Milford: Remote Sensing. 11.: S.B. Verma: Measurement of Exchange of Energy & Mass Between the Atmosphere and a Crop. 12.: W.L. Decker: Data Management & Analysis. III.: Climatological Information. 13.: J.F. Griffiths: World Climates & Agroclimatic Classifications. 14.: B.L. Blad: Micro-Scale Patterns of the Climatic Elements. 15.: J.E. Newman: Climatic Variation & Its Implications. IV.: Agricultural Aspects. 16.: M.W. Baradas: Water Resources & Irrigation. 17.: F. Santibanaz: Crop Requirements - Temperate Crops. 18.: M.W. Baradas: Crop Requirements - Tropical Crops. 19.: T. Gillespie: Pest & Disease Relationships. 20.: W.E. Relfsnyder: Forestry. 21.: G. LeRoy Hahn: Livestock Requirements. V.: Decision Making Management & Economics. 22.: M.D. Dennett and L. Elston: Agricultural Systems. 23.: D. Rijks: Agrometeorological Characterization. 24.: S.R. Archer: Regulation of Natural, Dryland Ecosystems. 25.: M.S. Flynn: Weather Services for Agriculture. 26.: M.J. McFarland and J.F. Strand: Weatherwise Planning for Farm Management. 27.: C.J. Stigter: Manipulation of the Micro-Climate. 28.: A. Weiss: From Crop Modelling to Decision Making. 29.: H.E. Hugh-Jones and Shane: Livestock: Management & Decision Making. 30.: C.E. Shafer: Weather, Agricultural Economics & Futures. 31.: J.R. Tarrant: Food Securityshow more

About John F. Griffiths

About the Author John F. Griffiths is Professor of Meteorology and Professor of Geography at Texas A&M University. He has served as chief consultant to the World Meteorological Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization on many projects around the world.show more