AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jun 20, 2008 - Science - 384 pages
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Designed as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture, it fulfills the need for an uptodate comprehensive information (as per the syllabus framed by ICAR) on the theoretical and applied aspects of agricultural meteorology. Illustrated with graphs, schematic representations, photographs and pictures, the scope of the book is divided into three major areas of study: 1. Discusses the basic aspects of agricultural meteorology; introduces the principal meteorological variables (with emphasis on radiation and temperature) that govern the atmosphere and highlights the causal factors leading to the global and local weather and climate variations like atmospheric pressure and winds, clouds, monsoon and precipitation. 2.Addresses the effects of weather on various crops and discusses applications of Hopkin’s bioclimatic law to mitigate the ill effects of weather on crop production; explains agroclimatic classification and discusses droughts and their management strategy with special reference to crops. 3.Deals with various types of weather forecasting and their techniques including weather service to farmers; explains crop growth simulation modelling—a newly emerging area in agricultural meteorology; focuses on influence of weather in relation to pest and disease outbreaks, discusses climate change and provides introduction to remote sensing. A special feature of the book is that it contains many indigenous examples related to the humid tropics. In addition, the book has many plates and information on basic and sophisticated meteorological equipment. A variety of chapter-end questions help develop students’ understanding of salient concepts and makes the material presented more meaningful.
  

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Contents

RADIATION 180
18
TEMPERATURE 4174
41
GENERAL CIRCULATION 75102
75
Atmospheric Pressure
84
ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE 103125
103
CLOUDS 126141
126
PRECIPITATION 142159
142
MONSOON 160180
160
DROUGHT 224239
224
AGROCLIMATIC CLASSIFICATION 240261
240
WEATHER FORECASTING 262288
262
CROP SIMULATION MODELLING 289303
289
INFLUENCE OF WEATHER ON PEST
304
CLIMATE CHANGE 320340
320
REMOTE SENSING 341355
341
Subject Index 357361
357

WEATHER AND CROPS 181200
181
EVAPOTRANSPIRATION 201223
201

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