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
- New Interactive Global Weather Resources Available Through aWhere Inc.'s Open Platform — Last modified November 20, 2013 14:27
- New Interactive Global Weather Resources Available Through aWhere Inc.'s Open Platform
- Agrometeorological Cereal Yeald Forecasting in Morocco — Last modified November 25, 2013 08:43
- A new book. Agrometeorological Cereal Yeald Forecasting in Morocco.
- We’ll rise or fall on the quality of our soil — Last modified November 18, 2013 14:48
- Great civilisations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the soils on which they were founded. The modern world could suffer the same fate.
- Special issue of ESA Frontiers assesses the impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems, and strategies for adaptation — Last modified November 18, 2013 14:46
- President Obama marked the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with an executive order last Friday “preparing the United States for the impacts of climate change.”
- Living in A Warmer World — Last modified November 09, 2013 10:34
- How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives. Format: Paperback, 240 pages Published In: New Zealand, 15 October 2013.
- Human water use has boosted drought — Last modified November 07, 2013 09:04
- Drought: it is a word that seems to crop up with increasing frequency in the news. Be it the Amazon River slowing to a trickle, ships stranded by the retreat of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, or hosepipe bans in the UK, drought is becoming an all too regular feature in our lives. Climate change is certainly a contributory factor, but a new study suggests that our unquenchable thirst for water is also playing a major role.
- Is summer on the right (storm) track? — Last modified November 07, 2013 09:02
- Summer of 2013 was a glorious affair in the UK, but prior to that the nation suffered a long string of soggy summers. What turns one summer into a scorcher and another into a damp squib, and why is the UK’s summer weather so polarized? A new study shows that the fate of Europe’s summers depends on which track the storms are trammelled onto for that particular year.
- New Online Climate Data System provided by the Midwestern Regional Climate Center — Last modified November 05, 2013 08:53
- The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) is announcing the launch of a new online climate data system where registrants can access climate data and other value-added products for free!
- New Report: Scoping Study of Good Practices for Strengthening Women's Inclusion in Forest and Other Natural Resource Management Sectors — Last modified November 04, 2013 10:05
- WOCAN would like to share our new publication titled: New Report: Scoping Study of Good Practices for Strengthening Women’s Inclusion in Forest and Other Natural Resource Management Sectors.
- New daily and monthly PRISM grids available for the conterminous US — Last modified October 28, 2013 09:48
- The PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University is pleased to announce a new version of our website, offering daily temperature and precipitation grids for the period 1981-present, and an updated version of our monthly time series dataset spanning 1895-present, all at 4-km resolution.