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Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices

2010 Edition (WMO-No.134)
Updated in 2012

The Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices (GAMP) provides information on the most important practices and procedures in agricultural meteorology.

Updates are published as needed and incorporate only minor editing and formatting changes.  New editions are published when there are significant revisions.  New editions and updates are denoted by the year that they are updated or revised.

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Cover and Table of Contents

Preface, List of Contributors and Acknowledgements

  1. General
  2. Agricultural Meteorological Elements And Their Observations
  3. Agricultural Meteorological Data, Their Presentation and Statistical Analysis
  4. Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Agrometeorology
  5. Weather And Climate Forecasts For Agriculture
  6. Agrometeorlogical Forecasting
  7. Climate and Weather Risk Assessment for Agricultural Planning
  8. Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture
  9. Applications of Meteorology to Agriculture
  10. Agrometeorology of Some Selected Crops
    1. Cotton
    2. Groundnuts
    3. Maize
    4. Pearl Millet
    5. Potato
    6. Rice
    7. Sorghum
    8. Wheat
  11. Applications of Meteorology to Forestry and Non-forest Trees
  12. Weather and Climate and Animal Production
  13. Application of Agrometeorology to Aquaculture and Fisheries
  14. Agrometeorological Aspects of Desertification
  15. Aerobiology
  16. Application of Climatic Resources in Mountainous Areas
  17. Communicating Agroclimatological Information, including Forecasts, for Agricultural Decisions

Appendix I - Bibliography of Literature on Agricultural Meteorology

Appendix II - List of periodicals of interest to agricultural meteorologists

Appendix III - List of International Organizations of Interest to Agricultural Meteorologists

Appendix VI - List of Agricultural Meteorological Societies




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