Famine Early Warning Systems and Remote Sensing Data / Edition 1

Famine Early Warning Systems and Remote Sensing Data / Edition 1

by Molly E. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540753672

ISBN-13: 9783540753674

Pub. Date: 05/21/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book describes the interdisciplinary work of USAID's Famine Early Warning System (FEWS NET) and its influence on methodological and development policies in the US. This book describes FEWS NET's systems, methods and presents several illustrative case studies that will demonstrate the integration of both physical and social science disciplines in its work. The aim

Overview

This book describes the interdisciplinary work of USAID's Famine Early Warning System (FEWS NET) and its influence on methodological and development policies in the US. This book describes FEWS NET's systems, methods and presents several illustrative case studies that will demonstrate the integration of both physical and social science disciplines in its work. The aim of this book is to bring the work of USAID's Famine Early warning System Network into the public domain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540753674
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
05/21/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Background.- Conceptual Frameworks.- FEWS NET’s Structure and Remote Sensing.- Remote Sensing for Early Warning.- Rainfall Estimates.- Derived Agricultural and Climate Monitoring Products.- Vegetation Index Measurements.- Climate Forecasts.- Food Security Analysis.- FEWS NET’s Integrated Analytical Areas.- Dynamic Communication and Decision Support.- Use of Remote Sensing in FEWS NET Country and Regional Offices.- Population Datasets.- Food Markets and Prices.- Scenario Development and Contingency Planning.- Case Studies.- Case Study: Ethiopia and the 2002–2003 Food Security Crisis.- Remote Sensing Data in the Mesoamerican Food Security Early Warning System (MFEWS).- Zimbabwe’s Crisis of 2006–2007.- Analysis and the Future.- Power, Politics and Remote Sensing.- The Future of FEWS NET.

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