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Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study


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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

Book News Annotation:

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. The final papers address international efforts to predict and control drought and its effects and issues of climate change.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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

Product Details

A Global Study
Boken, Vijendra K.
Heathcote, Ronald L.
null, Vijendra K.
Cracknell, Arthur P.
null, Ronald L.
Cracknell, A. P.
Boken, Vijendra K.
null, Arthur P.
Oxford University Press
New York
Remote Sensing
Climatic changes
Earth Sciences - Geology
Agriculture - General
Agriculture | Agricultural Engineering
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 156
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
39 halftones, 94 line illus.
6.3 x 9.1 x 1.4 in 1.819 lb

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Climate Change and Global Warming
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General

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