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Climate, water, and agriculture in the tropics

Author: I J Jackson
Publisher: Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Technical ; New York : Copublished in the U.S. with Wiley, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Providing an analysis of tropical rainfall and evaporation, this student text has been revised and updated to include sections on rainfall variability, forest cover, the effects of grazing, land-use,  Read more...

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Jackson, I.J. (Ian Joseph).
Climate, water, and agriculture in the tropics.
Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Technical ; New York : Copublished in the U.S. with Wiley, 1989
(OCoLC)645886800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I J Jackson
ISBN: 0470210699 9780470210697 0582021596 9780582021594
OCLC Number: 17353783
Notes: Cover title: Climate, water & agriculture.
Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Water in the tropics: evaporation and rainfall; the hydrological cycle. Part 2 Origins of precipitation: the tropical circulation; sub-tropical highs; trade winds; the equatorial trough; the south-east Asian monsoon; El Nino and the southern oscillation. Part 3 Rainfall seasonality and variability: seasonal rainfall regimes; drought; fluctuations and trends. Part 4 Other rainfall characteristics: intensity-duration-frequency; spatial and diurnal variations; runoff. Part 5 Evaporation: relation to rainfall; climatic classification. Part 6 Water and plants - a general review: the significance of water to plants; the atmosphere-soil-plant water system. Part 7 Water and plants - the tropical situation: the implications of the nature of tropical rainfall and of the high evaporative demand; water-yield relationships. Part 8 Water and agriculture in the tropics: water-balance studies; the role of agricultural techniques in crop-water relations; rainfall regimes and crops. Part 9 Human impact on the hydrological cycle: modification of climactic factors; land use and the hydrological cycle; forest cover and the effects of change; grazing; modifications to surface water and ground water. Part 10 Problems and priorities: scientific and technical aspects; the human element. References. Index.
Other Titles: Climate, water & agriculture
Responsibility: I.J. Jackson.

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