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INSAM Topics (and recent updates in it)

Under "Agromet Market Place", started April 2003, you can bring up issues in agrometeorology for public discussion and scrutinizing. We once started with two short stories on the "Scope of agricultural meteorology" and the "Importance of Agricultural Meteorology", but many issues followed since. Please contribute with comments on these or any other issues you deem important. Have a look at what we put under that heading so far!

Under “Online weather and climate information for agrometeorologists” we very recently started to give you access to NASA material that you might want to study and use.

The “”Hands on” Training for Response Farming” collection speaks for itself. If you have items for inclusion, send them to the president.

Under “Selected Bibliography”, since 2006 the Web Editor is collecting important recent publications in agrometeorology to assist you in staying informed in your fields of work.

Under "Agrometeorological Societies & Committees" we list such organizations, wherever they function, with contact persons and addresses. [Send proposals for entries to the Web Editor.]

Under "Working Groups in operation" we give information on Working Groups in Agrometeorology or related subjects, their actual subjects, their (short) history and their contact person(s) (and contact language), that are functioning anywhere in the world. [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor.]

Under "Accounts of Operational Agrometeorology" we publish short accounts on successful operational applications and services in agrometeorology (public (e.g. NMHSs) and private), as well as on action support systems (data, research, policies, extension), that are suitable for further dissemination, or on publications that are holding such accounts. [Discuss items for this section with the president.]

Under "Needs for agrometeorological solutions to farming problems" we have discussions on problems for which operational solutions with agrometeorological components are highly required, but not yet or incompletely available, or available but not applied. Here pre-publication information may be exchanged and experiences swapped on possible services, research, training/extension and policies related to food security, on-farm and market related. [Discuss items for this section with the president.]

Under "History of Agrometeorology" we publish short accounts of the history of agrometeorology in countries, organizations (such as NMHSs), institutes (research as well as education), journals etc.. This may also be life and work of important agrometeorologists, history of important inventions/ instruments/equations/courses etc. in agrometeorology. [Discuss items for this section with the president.]

Under "Journals with agrometeorological components" we list scientific journals that publish papers on aspects of agrometeorology. [Send proposals for inclusion, with a description of agrometeorological components of these journals, to the president.]

Assisted by valuable searching of agrometeorologists from the countries concerned we have collected under “National periodicals of interest to agrometeorologists” valuable information on periodicals that will also appear in 2009 in an Appendix of the WMO/CAgM Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices (GAMP). [Additions for countries not yet occurring may be sent to the Web Editor.]

Books in Agrometeorology” wants to signal new book publications, with or without a review or abstract of the contents. [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor.]

Under “Draft 3rd Ed. GAMP (2007)” you find the double peer reviewed draft version of the WMO/CAgM Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices as produced between 2003 and 2007 by a large number (181) of contributors and reviewers under its Editor-in-Chief Kees Stigter.

Under "New information for agrometeorologists" we mention relevant new web sites (before they become only routine links), data bases, software, CDs, trends, issues and other information in agrometeorology [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor.]

Environment and Sustainability” is a recently opened topic that widens again our outlook.

Software Tools useful in Agrometeorology” introduces you to helpful software available to agrometeorologists.

Under “All India crop situation” we supply on a weekly basis the advanced agrometeorological advisories information that is given for the whole of the country by the Indian Meteorological Department in Pune. Other countries may want to follow this example. [Send items for inclusion to the Web Editor.]

The “INSAM homepage texts from 2004 onwards” (also in Spanish and some in Farsi) reproduce the home pages that were written since 2004 by the president.

Under “Suggestions for further subjects in agrometeorology” that should have a section on this Web site, we want to list suggestions from members for discussion on their inclusion. The discussions could include priority setting in the development of agrometeorological services supporting action, agrometeorological action support systems on mitigating impacts of disasters, and their overall support systems (data, research, education/training/extension, policies) [Send proposals to the president.]

Under "Translation" ("Spanish translations") certain topics now also occur in Spanish (click on "Spanish"), largely provided by Dr. Roger E. Rivero Vega (Cuba). Ismabel Dominguez Hurtado (Cuba) also participates with a team. Other people may want to do this for other languages. [Please contact the president.]


 All the recent updates

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Climate-smart agriculture requires three-pronged global research agenda — Last modified September 29, 2014 13:43
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Vacancy: Meteorologists to NORCAP (Norway) — Last modified September 29, 2014 13:22
NORCAP is a world leading standby roster which consists of 700 highly qualified women and men ready to deploy to international operations, regional institutions and national authorities at short notice. In order to rapidly respond to our partners’ needs NORCAP is currently growing its capacity within technical areas of relevance for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), particularly within meteorology.
Announcement: Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Level-2 and -3 Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) Data released through NASA GES DISC — Last modified September 29, 2014 13:20
The Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), in coordination with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission and the Precipitation Processing System (PPS), is pleased to announce the release of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Level-2 and -3 Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) data.
Call for Papers: “Preliminary Proposals for parallel sessions” at International Conference “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” (France) — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:34
A call for “Preliminary Proposals for parallel sessions” is open for the International Conference “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” which will be held in Paris (France) on 7-10 July 2015.
New study charts the global invasion of crop pests — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:32
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:31
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Summer Temperature Trends in India’s Tea-Growing Region — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:30
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Announcement: climate and climate impact data from ISI-MIP now available — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:20
Climate impacts simulation data are now publicly available for the Fast Track of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP).
Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean — Last modified September 29, 2014 10:17
Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate science community.
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