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Last modified April 22, 2009 09:57

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

Monocropping to hurt cotton farmers in Gujarat — Last modified January 28, 2015 13:31
Business Line. New Delhi, 27 January 2015
Doubling farm production should be done with sustainable methods — Last modified January 28, 2015 13:30
Business Line. New Delhi, 27 January 2015
An entire village shuns using chemicals for growing crops — Last modified January 26, 2015 09:06
The Hindu. New Delhi, 22 January 2015
How Scientists Unraveled the El Nino Mystery — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:58
By Daniel A. Gross
Private insurers may help farmers weather the storm — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:53
In a bid to protect farmers from erratic weather pattern, the government has invited private insurance companies, along with state-owned Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), for providing various products relating to crop, weather and income insurance.
New research outlines global threat of smoldering peat fires — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:52
The natural disaster plays out like a movie script - ash falling from the sky, thick smoke shutting down airports and businesses across the globe, and uncontrollable fires burning for days and weeks.
Underworld holds vital clues to carbon cycle puzzle — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:49
More trees and more vigorous vegetation growth may not soak up atmospheric carbon, according to new research.
Nitrogen meeting offsets its own emissions — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:49
The idea of a carbon footprint is now a common one and international environmental conferences will often strive to be carbon neutral by asking delegates to make a donation towards offsetting their carbon footprint.
Will the gold boom lead to a rainforest bust? — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:48
The global economic crisis has seen the price of gold soar as investors seek a relatively safe haven. While this may be good news for gold miners, it’s bad for tropical rainforest – the rates of deforestation in South America due to gold extraction have risen significantly since 2007.
Study identifies ‘weak’ areas in climate change fight — Last modified January 15, 2015 11:11
The Financial Express. New Delhi, 14 January 2015
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