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Grass Planting in Schoolyard Cools the Thermal Environment — Last modified November 25, 2005 22:35
Taisei Corp., a major Japanese general construction contractor, has used a study to quantify the extent to which thermal environment of schoolyards can be greatly improved by planting grass surfaces.
Swaziland Agrometeorologica Update: example from Swaziland. — Last modified November 22, 2005 17:43
Compiled and Issued by Agrometeorological Unit, Swaziland Meteorological Service, Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
Announcing a new publication. Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics — Last modified November 07, 2005 22:54
A new publication on "Frost protection: fundamentals, practice and economics" by Richard L. Snyder, University of California, Atmospheric Science Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Davis, California (USA), J. Paulo de Melo-Abreu, Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Departamento de Ciencias do Ambiente, Lisboa (Portugal), Scott Matulich, Washington State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Washington State University, Pullman (USA).
Agri-weather and agri-advisory Information: example from Philippines. — Last modified October 26, 2005 13:56
Please be informed that the Farm Weather Services Section of the Climatology and Agrometeorology Branch of PAGASA (Weather Office) aside from preparing daily Farm Weather Forecast and Advisories, Tropical cyclone Warning for Agriculture has been disseminating the 10-Day Agri-Waether Forecasts and Advisories catering the needs of the region's agricultural sectors and the farmers.
Dramatic changes in the Arabian Sea due to decreasing snow cover in the Himalayas — Last modified August 04, 2005 21:55
When the snow cover of southwest Asia and the Himalayas is low, the land mass heats up more in summer, creating a larger temperature difference between the land and the sea. This gives rise to stronger winds from the sea to the land. In the western Arabian Sea, these winds reach speeds of up to 36 knots (almost 67 km/hour), leading to upwelling of cooler nutrient-rich water.
Genetic discovery could lead to drought-resistant plants — Last modified July 26, 2005 21:22
New knowledge of how plants "breathe" may help us breed and select plants that would better survive scorching summers, says a University of Toronto study.
Climate Change MSc Course, Univ of East Anglia (UK) — Last modified July 05, 2005 17:56
Places are available for September entry onto the MSc course in Climate Change, led by the Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in the UK.
Comprehensive assessment on water management in agriculture (CA)-opening of discussions on "Water Productivity in Agriculture" chapter — Last modified June 29, 2005 13:56
This is the introductory message to the email discussion on the WATER PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURE chapter of the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (the CA).
The International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) holds a conference and meetings in Prague in July — Last modified June 28, 2005 15:34
The International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) holds a conference and meetings in Prague in July. Some people will meet there under the Europe/Africa Initiative of IAWE. Kees Stigter, Lambert Onyewotu and Nawal Al-Amin will present a paper at the conference: "Wind and Agriculture; an essential subject of the African Participatory Research Agenda".
MSc programme in Agricultural Meteorology in the University of Zimbabwe — Last modified January 21, 2005 15:18
The next intake to this programme will be in August 2005: enquiries should be sent as soon as possible, and not later than 1 April 2005, by Email to magm@science.uz.ac.zw copy to chipindu@science.uz.ac.zw or by FAX to MAGM in Harare on 263 4 307156. A brief curriculum vitae should be sent, together with an indication of likely sources of funding, and an indication of areas of interest for a research project. This is the seventh intake to the programme, initiated in 1996.
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