National Progress Reports in Agrometeorology

The WMO Secretariat prepared and circulated a detailed questionnaire for the preparation of National Reports on Progress Made in Agricultural Meteorology by Members per Recommendation 1 of CAgM-XIV. In accordance with this recommendation, the WMO Secretariat will continue to compile the information in a comprehensive database to make it available to members.

2002-2005

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Croatia

  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....N/A
    2. 1.2. Resources and Facilities (please give number)
      1. 1.2a. Approximate no. of persons in Agricultural Meteorology
        1. NMHS
          1. - Class I-II .....1
          2. - Class III-IV .....3
          3. - Others .....0
          4. - PhD .....0
        2. non-NMHS
          1. - Class I-II .....N/A
          2. - Class III-IV .....N/A
          3. - Others .....N/A
          4. - PhD .....N/A
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....0
          2. - Personal computers .....4
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....0
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....0
          5. - Vehicles .....0
        2. non-NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....N/A
          2. - Personal computers .....N/A
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GPS) .....N/A
          4. - Remote Sending and Image Analysis .....N/A
          5. - Vehicles .....N/A
    3. 1.3. Training and Education (Training and Education of Agricultural Meteorology personnel since 1999)
      1. NMHS
        1. - No of persons who received advanced degrees (M.Sc, Ph.D) .....0
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....0
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....5
      2. non-NMHS
        1. - No of persons who received advanced degrees (M.Sc, Ph.D) .....N/A
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....N/A
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....N/A
  2. Part 2 - Agrometeorological Observations
    1. NMHS
      1. 2002 and prior
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....44
        2. - New instruments added .....0
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....0
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....0
      2. 2005
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....42
        2. - New instruments added .....0
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....0
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....1
    2. non-NMHS
      1. 2002 and prior
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....N/A
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....N/A
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....N/A
      2. 2005
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....N/A
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....N/A
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....N/A
  3. Part 3 - Agrometeorological Services for Agriculture
    1. 3.1. Service structure (Indicate where agrometeorological services are located in your country)
      1. - Is the agrometeorological service constituted as a separate unit? .....No
      2. - Is the agrometeorological service at headquarters only? .....Yes
      3. - Are there agrometeorological services in different regions? .....No
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      Assessment of fire weather index

      Assessment of growing degree days

      Assessment of the Palmer index

      Agrometeorological forecast

      Data of the phenological phases

      Data of soil temperature
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Brochures and info pamphlets .....No
      2. - Radio and TV .....Yes
      3. - Press releases .....Yes
      4. - Workshops and seminars .....No
      5. - Interactions with farmers and/or farmer groups .....No
    4. 3.4. Agrometeorological Information on the Internet
      1. - Does your service have an Internet web page?
        http://meteo.hr
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        Agrometeorological Bulletin

        Soil temperature at 5 cm and 20 cm

        Maps of the extreme temperature, insolation duration and precipitation amount

        Assessment of the fire weather index
    5. 3.5. Collaboration with other organizations (including important achievements)
      1. 3.5a. Please list the names of the governmental ministries/institutions that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

        Ministry of Enviromental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction

        Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

        Ministry of the Interior

        National Protection and Rescue Directorate
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        N/A
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....Yes
      2. - Radio .....Yes
      3. - Electronic .....Yes
      4. - Newspaper/magazine .....Yes
    7. 3.7. Awareness and training events which you conduct
      1. - Cooperatively with other Ministry or Sector .....Yes
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....Yes
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....No
      4. - At regular intervals .....Yes
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend together with sector reps? .....Yes
  4. Part 4 - Agrometeorological Research
    1. Please indicate the agrometeorological research conducted in your service
      1. 4.1. Influence of meteorological factors on the growth, development, yield and quality of agricultural crops .....Yes
      2. 4.2. Development of methods for agrometeorological forecasting and assessment of present condition .....Yes
      3. 4.3. Linkage between agrometeorological models and atmospheric forecast and general circulation models .....No
      4. 4.4. Development of applications using seasonal to interannual predictions in agriculture .....No
      5. 4.5. Macroclimatic, mesoclimatic and microclimatic research .....Yes
      6. 4.6. Influence of meteorological factors on livestock husbandry .....No
      7. 4.7. Influence of meteorological and climatological factors on inland coastal and marine fisheries .....No
      8. 4.8. Protection of plants and livestock against adverse weather .....No
      9. 4.9. Agrometeorological conditions for the development of crop and livestock pests and diseases .....No
      10. 4.10. Research on the impact of agricultural activities that possibly influence weather and climate at local, national, and global levels .....No
      11. 4.11. Research on remote-sensing application in agrometeorology .....No
      12. 4.12. Research into agrometeorological aspects of drought and desertification .....Yes
      13. 4.13. Research on potential impacts of climate change/variability on national agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....No
      14. 4.14. Research on mitigation and adaptation strategies due to impacts of climate change/variability and natural disasters in agriculture .....No
      15. 4.15. Research on the impact of natural disasters on agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....No
      16. 4.16. Research on fire weather agrometeorology .....Yes
    2. Please cite below up to 7 reports/publications in the item checked above from your service.
      Second National Communication Report on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

      National Report of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

      National Reports of the Protection of the Forest Fire

      Agrometeorological Bulletin
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      N/A
  6. Part 6 - Models
    1. - Information on practical crop-yield models, irrigation, disease/pest model, etc. (even if they are in the initial stages of development). Please list the ten most-used models in your service.
      A Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT v4)

      The Canadian Model of Fire Weather Index (FWI)

      Model of the Palmer Index

      Model of Growing Degree Days (Temperature Sums)
  7. Part 7 - Bibliography
    1. Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      Vučetić, V., Vučetić, M., 2006: Phenological fluctuations as a possible signal of climatic changes in the Croatian mountain area. Meteorogische Zeitschrift, Vol. 15, No. 2, 237–242.

      Uher, D., Štafa, Z., Blažinkov, M., Kaučić, D., 2006: Effect of inoculation and nitrogen top-dressing of winter pea and wheat mixture on the seed yield (in Croatian), Sjemenarstvo. Vol. 23, No. 2; 115–130.

      Vučetić, V., Vučetić, M., 2005: Temperature sums and climatic variations in the Parg region. Croatian Meteorological Journal, Vol. 40, 673–676.

      Vučetić, V., Vučetić, M., 2005: Variations of phenological stages of olive-trees along the Adriatic coast, Periodicum Biologorum, Vol. 107, No. 3; 335–340.

      Vučetić, V., Vučetić, M., 2005: Climatic conditions of the hinterland of Šibenik (in Croatian), Proceedings of Konjevrate i Mirlović Zagora, Šibenik, Croatia, 67–82.

      Uher, D., Z. Štafa, Maćešić, D., Kaučić, D., Vukašinović, Z., 2005: The effect of cutting regime on yield of Sorghum in different climatic/vegetation seasons (in Croatian), Mljekarstvo, Vol. 55, No. 1, 15–30.

      Srečec, S., Kvaternjak, I., Kaučić, D., Marić, V., 2004: Hop growth and accumulation of alpha acids in normal and extreme climatic conditions, Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol. 69, No.2–3, 56–62.

      Pavičić, N., Krpina, I., Jemrić, T., Kaučić, D., Blašković, D., Skendrović, M., 2004: The effect of cultivar and bearing tree on bud differentiation, frost damage and fruit set in apple, Poljoprivreda. Vol. 10, No. 1, 49–54.

      Vučetić V., M. Vučetić, 2003: Phenological characteristics in the area of Zavižan (in Croatian) – Šumarski list, Vol. 7–8, 359–372.

      Vučetić, M., Španjol, Ž. Barčić, D., 2002: Characteristic of nature and potential risk caused by forest fires (in Croatian), Proceedings of Sigurnost u okolišu i graditeljstvu, Zagreb, Croatia, 169–183.
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