Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Hardcover | April 14, 2005

byVijendra K. Boken, Arthur P. Cracknell, Ronald L. Heathcote

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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 ofthese 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. Thesemodels 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, andAustralia, 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

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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 ofthese devastating kinds of droughts. To fil...

Vijendra K. Boken is at University of Mississippi. Arthur P. Cracknell is at University of Dundee (Emeritus).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 6.3 × 9.09 × 1.42 inPublished:April 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019516234X

ISBN - 13:9780195162349

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Foreword by Secretary-General, World Meteorological OrganizationForward by Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization1. Vijendra K. Boken: Agricultural Drought and its Monitoring and Prediction: Some Concepts2. Keith T. Ingram: Drought Related Characteristics of Important Cereal Crops3. Lino Naranjo Diaz: Monitoring Agricultural Drought using El Nino and Southern Oscillation Data4. Zekai Sen and Vijendra K. Boken: Techniques to Predict Agricultural Droughts5. Assaf Anyamba, Compton J. Tucker, Alfredo R. Huete, and Vijendra K. Boken: Drought Monitoring Using Coarse-Resolution Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data6. Felix N. Kogan: NOAA/AVHRR Satellite Data Based Indices for Monitoring Agricultural Droughts7. Thomas J. Jackson: Passive Microwaves Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Regional Drought Monitoring8. Anne M. Smith, Klaus Scipal, and Wolfgang Wagner: Active Microwaves Systems for Drought Stress Monitoring9. Donald A. Wilhite, Mark D. Svoboda, and Michael J. Hayes: Drought Monitoring in the United States: Status and Trends10. J. Alfredo Rodriguez-Pineda, Lorrain Giddings, Hetor Gadsden, and Vijendra K. Boken: Agricultural Droughts in North-Central Mexico11. A. Anthony Chen, Trevor Falloon, and Michael Taylor: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for the West Indies12. Orivaldo Brunini, Pedro Leite Da Silva Dias, Alice M. Grimm, Eduardo Delgado Assad, and Vijendra K. Boken: Agricultural Drought Phenomenon In Latin America With Focus On Brazil13. Z. Bochenek, K. Dabrowska-Zielinska, A.Ciolkosz, S. Drupka, and V.K. Boken: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Poland14. Fatima Espirito Santo, Rita Guerreiro, Vanda Cabrinha Pires, Luis E. V. Pessanha, and Isabel M. Gomes: Agricultural Drought Monitoring in Mainland Portugal15. A. D. Kleschenko, E. K. Zoidze, and V.K. Boken: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Russia16. Eddy De Pauw: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for the Near East17. Engida Mersha and Vijendra K. Boken: Agricultural Droughts in Ethiopia18. L. A. Ogallo, S. B. Otengi, P. Ambenje, W. Nyakwada , and F. Githui: Agricultural Drought Monitoring: The Case of Kenya19. J. Rowland, J. Verdin, A.. Adoum, and G. Senay: Drought Monitoring Techniques for Famine Early Warning Systems in Africa20. L. S. Unganai and T. Bandason: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Southern Africa21. Marion Pratt, Macol Stewart Cerda, Mohammed Boulahya, and Kelly Sponberg: Harnessing Radio and Internet Systems to Monitor and Mitigate Agricultural Droughts in Rural African Communities22. Jerry W. Stuth, Jay Angerer, Robert Kaitho, Abdi Jama, and Raphael Marambii: Livestock Early Warning System for Africa Rangelands23. A.S. Rao and V.K. Boken: Agricultural Drought Monitoring and Management in India24. Ahsan U. Ahmed, A. Iqbal, and A.M. Choudhury: Agricultural Droughts in Bangladesh25. Apisit Eiumnoh, Rajendra P. Shrestha, and Vijendra K. Boken: A Drought Warning System for Thailand26. Rizaldi Boer and A.R. Subbiah: Agricultural Droughts in Indonesia27. Nguyen van Viet and Vijendra K. Boken: Agricultural Droughts in Vietnam28. Guoliang Tian and Vijendra K. Boken: Monitoring Agricultural Droughts in China29. K. A. Day, K. G. Rickert, and G. M. McKeon: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for Australia30. H. Ryong Byun, S. Young Hong, and Vijendra K. Boken: Agricultural Drought Monitoring for South Korea31. M.V.K. Sivakumar: World Meteorological Organization and Agricultural Droughts32. Elijah Mukhala: Food and Agriculture Organization and Agricultural Drought33. Ashbindu Singh: International Activities Related to Dryland Degradation Assessment and Drought Early Warning34. Gennady V. Menzhulin, Sergey P. Savvateyev, Arthur P. Cracknell, and Vijendra K. Boken: Climate Change, Global Warming, and Agricultural Droughts

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