ISBN-10:
019516234X
ISBN-13:
9780195162349
Pub. Date:
04/14/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

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Overview

Agricultural droughts affect whole societies, leading to higher food costs, threatened economies, and even famine. In order to mitigate such effects, researchers must first be able to monitor them, and then predict them; however no book currently focuses on accurate monitoring or prediction of these devastating kinds of droughts. To fill this void, the editors of Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought have assembled a team of expert contributors from all continents to make a global study, describing biometeorological models and monitoring methods for agricultural droughts. These models and methods note the relationships between precipitation, soil moisture, and crop yields, using data gathered from conventional and remote sensing techniques. The coverage of the book includes probabilistic models and techniques used in America, Europe and the former USSR, Africa, Asia, and Australia, and it concludes with coverage of climate change and resultant shifts in agricultural productivity, drought early warning systems, and famine mitigation. This will be an essential collection for those who must advise governments or international organizations on the current scope, likelihood, and impact of agricultural droughts.
Sponsored by the World Meterological Organization

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195162349
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/14/2005
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Forward by Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization
1. Agricultural Drought and its Monitoring and Prediction: Some Concepts, Vijendra K. Boken
2. Drought Related Characteristics of Important Cereal Crops, Keith T. Ingram
3. Monitoring Agricultural Drought using El Niño and Southern Oscillation Data, Lino Naranjo D¢iaz
4. Techniques to Predict Agricultural Droughts, Zekai ,Sen and Vijendra K. Boken
5. Drought Monitoring Using Coarse-Resolution Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data, Assaf Anyamba, Compton J. Tucker, Alfredo R. Huete, and Vijendra K. Boken
6. NOAA/AVHRR Satellite Data Based Indices for Monitoring Agricultural Droughts, Felix N. Kogan
7. Passive Microwaves Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Regional Drought Monitoring, Thomas J. Jackson
8. Active Microwaves Systems for Drought Stress Monitoring, Anne M. Smith, Klaus Scipal, and Wolfgang Wagner
9. Drought Monitoring in the United States: Status and Trends, Donald A. Wilhite, Mark D. Svoboda, and Michael J. Hayes
10. Agricultural Droughts in North-Central Mexico, J. Alfredo Rodríguez-Pineda, Lorrain Giddings, H¢etor Gadsden, and Vijendra K. Boken
11. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for the West Indies, A. Anthony Chen, Trevor Falloon, and Michael Taylor
12. Agricultural Drought Phenomenon In Latin America With Focus On Brazil, Orivaldo Brunini, Pedro Leite Da Silva Dias, Alice M. Grimm, Eduardo Delgado Assad, and Vijendra K. Boken
13. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Poland, Z. Bochenek, K. Dabrowska-Zielinska, A.Ciolkosz, S. Drupka, and V.K. Boken
14. Agricultural Drought Monitoring in Mainland Portugal, Fátima Espírito Santo, Rita Guerreiro, Vanda Cabrinha Pires, Luís E. V. Pessanha, and Isabel M. Gomes
15. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Russia, A. D. Kleschenko, E. K. Zoidze, and V.K. Boken
16. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for the Near East, Eddy De Pauw
17. Agricultural Droughts in Ethiopia, Engida Mersha and Vijendra K. Boken
18. Agricultural Drought Monitoring: The Case of Kenya, L. A. Ogallo, S. B. Otengi, P. Ambenje, W. Nyakwada , and F. Githui
19. Drought Monitoring Techniques for Famine Early Warning Systems in Africa, J. Rowland, J. Verdin, A.. Adoum, and G. Senay
20. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Southern Africa, L. S. Unganai and T. Bandason
21. Harnessing Radio and Internet Systems to Monitor and Mitigate Agricultural Droughts in Rural African Communities, Marion Pratt, Macol Stewart Cerda, Mohammed Boulahya, and Kelly Sponberg
22. Livestock Early Warning System for Africa Rangelands, Jerry W. Stuth, Jay Angerer, Robert Kaitho, Abdi Jama, and Raphael Marambii
23. Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Management in India, A.S. Rao and V.K. Boken
24. Agricultural Droughts in Bangladesh, Ahsan U. Ahmed, A. Iqbal, and A.M. Choudhury
25. A Drought Warning System for Thailand, Apisit Eiumnoh, Rajendra P. Shrestha, and Vijendra K. Boken
26. Agricultural Droughts in Indonesia, Rizaldi Boer and A.R. Subbiah
27. Agricultural Droughts in Vietnam, Nguyen van Viet and Vijendra K. Boken
28. Monitoring Agricultural Droughts in China, Guoliang Tian and Vijendra K. Boken
29. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Australia, K. A. Day, K. G. Rickert, and G. M. McKeon
30. Agricultural Drought Monitoring for South Korea, H. Ryong Byun, S. Young Hong, and Vijendra K. Boken
31. World Meteorological Organization and Agricultural Droughts, M.V.K. Sivakumar
32. Food and Agriculture Organization and Agricultural Drought, Elijah Mukhala
33. International Activities Related to Dryland Degradation Assessment and Drought Early Warning, Ashbindu Singh
34. Climate Change, Global Warming, and Agricultural Droughts, Gennady V. Menzhulin, Sergey P. Savvateyev, Arthur P. Cracknell, and Vijendra K. Boken

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