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International Workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry and Agricultural Meteorology

Pune, India

2-4 November 2015

Background

To assess the effects of agriculture on atmospheric composition and vice versa, flux and concentration measurements, modelling and assessment techniques have been developed. However, there is still a need to improve and harmonize these and build up regional networks with consistent quality standards and data management strategies. The field of micrometeorology combines the knowledge of the atmospheric chemistry and biological processes in order to determine the impact of changing atmospheric and climate on vegetative systems.  Coordination between all of these scientific fields of study is needed in order to ensure that the correct instrumentation, monitoring and data quality control measures are in place and are consistent from field to field and country to country.

 

 

plants damaged by ozone

The WMO Commission for Atmospheric Science, Commission for Agricultural Meteorology and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) organized an International Workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry and Agricultural Meteorology. The workshop was held in Pune, India from 2nd to 4th November 2015.

Agenda with presentations


MONDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2015

SESSION 1: OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

14:00 Welcome Address Nabansu Chattopadhyay
Chief, Agricultural Meteorology
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
14:10 Welcome Shri B.Mukhopadhyay
Head of Pune IMD Office
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
14:20 Welcome M. Rajeevan
Director
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
14:30 Address Robert Stefanski
Chief, Agricultural Meteorology Programme
WMO, Switzerland
14:40 Welcome L.S. Rathore
Director-General
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

SESSION 2: Overview of Workshop
(Chair: Robert Stefanski Rapporteur: Pallavi Saxena )

14:50 Agricultural Meteorology in Chile: A Service for Decision Making Guillermo Navarro Schlotterbeck
Director, Chilean Meteorological Service
15:20 Tea/Coffee Break  
15:50 Impacts of Biomass Burning in Southern South America Julian Baez
Director, Meteorology and Hydrology of DINAC, Paraguay
16:20 Impacts of air pollution on Agriculture Gufran Beig
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
16:50 Temporal and Spatial trends in Atmospheric Composition over India V.K.Soni
Scientist, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
17:20 Adjournment  

 

TUESDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 2015

SESSION 2: Overview of Workshop (Continued)
(Chair: Gufran Beig Rapporteur: Arika Indri Dyah Utami )

09:00 Overview of CAS Martin Schultz
Julich GmbH, Germany
09:30 Overview of CAgM Robert Stefanski
WMO, Switzerland
09:50 Discussion  

SESSION 3: Impacts of atmospheric chemistry and other issues on agricultural production
(Chair: Ray Desjardins Rapporteur: Novana Sari )

10:00 Global ozone and threats to food production Frank Dentener
European Commission, Joint Research Center, Belgium
10:30 Tea/Coffee Break  
11:00 Reductions in India’s crop yield due to ozone Sachin D. Ghude
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
11:30 On trends of change in agricultural crop productivity for last years in Uzbekistan Nigora Sulaymonova
Hydrometeorological Service, Uzbekistan
12:00 In-situ ozone measurements

Baerbel Sinha

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Punjab, India

12:30 Lunch  

SESSION 3: Impacts of atmospheric chemistry and other issues on agricultural production
(Continued)
(Chair: Baerbel Sinha Rapporteur: Srinivas Reka )

14:00 AOTX Indices and their Role in Crop Yield Pallavi Saxena
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
14:30 Emission mitigation measures to ozone-induced wheat and rice damage in India Dilip M. Chate
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
15:00 Discussion  

SESSION 4: Impacts of Agriculture on Atmospheric Composition, part 1: Greenhouse Gases
(Chair: Shiv Attri Rapporteur: Kennedy Thiong’o
)

15:15 Measuring Atmospheric N2O, NH3 and Primary Particulate Matter Emissions from Agricultural Fields Elizabeth Pattey
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
15:45 Tea/Coffee Break  
16:15 Effect of greenhouse gases on crops on farm land Jagdale Yashwant Lalaso
KVK Baramati, India
16:45 Impact of post-harvest agricultural biomass fires on atmospheric composition of reactive gases and ozone in the N.W. Indo-Gangetic Plain (presentation from Session 5) Vinayak Sinha
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Punjab, India
17:15 Adjournment  


WEDNESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2015

SESSION 4: Impacts of Agriculture on Atmospheric Composition, part 1: Greenhouse Gases
(Continued)
(Chair: Martin Schultz Rapporteur: Shri V. K. Soni)

09:00 GHG emission estimates from the agriculture sector Raymond Desjardins
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
09:30 GHG emissions reduction in the agriculture and rural development sector up to 2020 in
Vietnam
Nguyen Van Viet
Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment, Vietnam
10:00 Atmospheric greenhouse gases monitoring in India Yogesh K. Tiwari
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
10:30 Discussion  
10:45 Tea/Coffee Break  


SESSION 5: Impacts of Agriculture on Atmospheric Composition, part 2: Atmospheric
Pollution (i.e. Biomass Burning / Reactive Gases and Aerosols)
(Chair:Elizabeth Pattey Rapporteur: TBD )

11:15 Chemical Characteristics of Rainwater in Indonesia

Arika Indri Dyah Utami
The Indonesia Agency for Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Indonesia

11:45 Black Carbon and Agriculture - Source and Impacts Michela Maione
University of Urbino, Italy
12:15 Trend of Carbon Monoxide and Ozone at Mount Kenya GAW Station Kennedy Thiong’o
Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya
12:45 Lunch  

SESSION 6: Discussion and Workshop Recommendations
(Chairs: Martin Schultz and Robert Stefanski Rapporteur: Michela Maione )

14:00 Discussion on Methods to Support the Assessment of Effects
 
15:00 Discussion on Next Steps  
16:00 Workshop Summary and Recommendations Martin Schultz and Robert Stefanski

SESSION 7: Workshop Closure

17:00 Vote of Thanks on behalf of Co-Convenors Robert Stefanski
WMO
17:15 Workshop closure Shiv Attri
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
     

 

 
 
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