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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Argentina

  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....50
    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 .....3
          2. - Class III-IV .....0
          3. - Others .....2
          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 .....5
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....0
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....1
          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) .....1
      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 .....40
        2. - New instruments added .....0
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....0
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....10
      2. 2005
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....40
        2. - New instruments added .....0
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....0
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....38
    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? .....Yes
      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
      PROAGRO (Forecast)

      Pronósticos para incendios

      Pronósticos de la intensidad solar ultravioleta (ISUV-ISUVn)

      Pronósticos de tendencia

      Pronósticos de heladas tardías

      Indice de Vegetación Normalizado

      Boletin agroclimático decádico

      Balance Hidrico

      Evolución de los principales cultivos

      Estado de humedad del suelo

      Boletin agroclimatologico mensual
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Brochures and info pamphlets .....No
      2. - Radio and TV .....No
      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?
        www.meteofa.mil.ar
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        PROAGRO (Forecast)

        Pronósticos para incendios

        Pronósticos de la intensidad solar ultravioleta (ISUV-ISUVn)

        Pronósticos de tendencia

        Pronósticos de heladas tardías

        Indice de Vegetación Normalizado

        Boletin agroclimático decádico

        Balance Hidrico

        Evolución de los principales cultivos

        Estado de humedad del suelo

        Boletin agroclimatologico mensual
    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
        Ministerio de Economía y producción

        INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria)
      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 .....No
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....No
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....No
      4. - At regular intervals .....No
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend together with sector reps? .....No
  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 .....No
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      16. 4.16. Research on fire weather agrometeorology .....No
    2. Please cite below up to 7 reports/publications in the item checked above from your service.
      Cede, A., E. Luccini, R.D. Piacentini, L. Nuñez and M. Blumthaler. 2002. Monitoring of erythemal irradiance in the Argentine ultraviolet network. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 107.

      Cede, A., E. Luccini, R.D. Piacentini, L. Nuñez and M. Blumthaler. 2002. Calibration and uncertainty estimation of erythemal radiometers in the Argentine Ultraviolet Monitoring Network, Applied Optics.

      Cede, A., M. Blumthaler, E. Luccini, R.D. Piacentini, and L. Nuñez. 2002. Effects of clouds on erythemal and total irradiance as derived from data Argentine Network. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29. No. 24.

      Cede, A., E. Luccini, R.D. Piacentini, L. Nuñez, M. Blumthaler, and J. Herman. 2004. TOMS-derived erythemal irradiance versus measurements at the stations of the Argentine UV Monitoring Network, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 109., D08109, doi:10 1029/2004JD004519,2004.

      Podestá, G., L. Nuñez, C. Villanueva, M. Skansi. 2004. Estimating solar radiation in Argentine Pampas. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 123:41-53.

      Nuñez, L. 2005. Tools for Forecasting or Warning as well as Hazard Assessment to Reduce Impact of Natural Disasters on Agriculture, Forestry, Rangelands, and Fisheries. Natural Disaters and Extreme Events in Agriculture. Impacts and Mitigation. Springer. Chapter 5. ISNB-10 3-540-22490-4.

      Nuñez, S., L. Nuñez, G. Podestá, and M. Skansi. 2005. El Indice Estandarizado de Precipitation como Herramienta para la Caracterización y el Monitoreo de la Sequia: Una Prueba de Concepto. Anales IX Congreso Argentino de Meteorologia, Buenos Aires, 3 al 7 de octubre.
  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.
      N/A
  7. Part 7 - Bibliography
    1. Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      N/A
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