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Climate Prediction and Agriculture

Advances and Challenges

Editors: Sivakumar, Mannava V.K., Hansen, James (Eds.)

  • A thorough review of the advances made so far in seasonal climate predictions and their applications for management and decision-making in agriculture
  • A practical tool for decision-makers, this book identifies the challenges to be addressed in the next 5 to 10 years, especially in developing countries
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About this book

Improved adaptation of food production, particularly in areas where climate variability is large, holds the key to improving food security for human populations. Increasing climate knowledge and improved prediction capabilities facilitate the development of relevant climate information and prediction products for applications in agriculture to reduce the negative impacts due to climate variations and to enhance planning activities based on the developing capacity of climate science. This book, based on an International Workshop held in Geneva in 2005, reviews the advances made so far in seasonal climate predictions and their applications for management and decision-making in agriculture and identifies the challenges to be addressed in the next 5 to 10 years to further enhance operational applications of climate predictions in agriculture, especially in the developing countries.

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"This volume aims to review advances made in seasonal climate predictions and applications for management and decision making in agriculture during the first five years of CLIMAG. … This book will appeal particularly to researchers interested on societal impacts of climate variability, staff of national meteorological and hydrological services … and agricultural experts and extension specialists who want to survey the current status of climate prediction for agriculture. … helpful in a graduate seminar on climate affairs, climate/society interactions, or applied climatology." (Guillermo Podestá, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, February, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Climate Prediction and Agriculture: Summary and the Way Forward

    M. V. K. Sivakumar, J. Hansen

    Pages 1-13

  • Climate Downscaling: Assessment of the Added Values Using Regional Climate Models

    L. Sun, M. N. Ward

    Pages 15-29

  • Development of a Combined Crop and Climate Forecasting System for Seasonal to Decadal Predictions

    T. Wheeler, A. Challinor, T. Osborne, J. Slingo

    Pages 31-40

  • Delivering Climate Forecast Products to Farmers: Ex Post Assessment of Impacts of Climate Information on Corn Production Systems in Isabela, Philippines

    F. P. Lansigan, W. L. de los Santos, J. Hansen

    Pages 41-48

  • Institutional Capacity Building in Developing Countries through Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) Process

    K. A. Konneh

    Pages 71-77

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eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-44650-7
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-540-44649-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-07946-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Prediction and Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Advances and Challenges
Editors
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
  • James Hansen
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-44650-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-44650-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44649-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07946-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 306
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