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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Slovakia

  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 .....6
          2. - Class III-IV .....9
          3. - Others .....N/A
          4. - PhD .....7
        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 .....N/A
          2. - Personal computers .....5
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....1
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....N/A
          5. - Vehicles .....1
        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) .....2
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....1
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....2
      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 .....55
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....N/A
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....27
      2. 2005
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....55
        2. - New instruments added .....5
        3. - New types and methods of agromet observations .....N/A
        4. - Automatic weather stations in use .....34
    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
      Agrometeorological and Phenological Report (monhly and annual)

      Bulletin Meteorology and Climatology (monthly)

      National Climate Programme Reports (annual)

      The Fourth National Communication of the Slovak Republic on Climate Change 2005
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Brochures and info pamphlets .....Yes
      2. - Radio and TV .....No
      3. - Press releases .....Yes
      4. - Workshops and seminars .....Yes
      5. - Interactions with farmers and/or farmer groups .....Yes
    4. 3.4. Agrometeorological Information on the Internet
      1. - Does your service have an Internet web page?
        www.shmu.sk
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        Forest fire indices
    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 Environment of the Slovak Republic

        Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic

        Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra

        Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava

        University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        None
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....No
      2. - Radio .....No
      3. - Electronic .....No
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      2. 4.2. Development of methods for agrometeorological forecasting and assessment of present condition .....No
      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 .....No
      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 .....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.
      Evaluation of Phenological Data for Climatological Purposes, Final Report, 2004
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      None
  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.
      None
  7. Part 7 - Bibliography
    1. Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      Šťastný, P., Braslavská, O., Luknárová, V., Tekušová, M., Dittmann, E., Müller-Westermeier, G., Bissolli, P., Kreis, A., 2002: Comparative climate monitoring in Germany and Slovakia by use of phenological data. ECAC-2002 Fourth European Conference on Applied Climatology, Brussels, Abstracts Volume, 2pp.

      Luknárová, V., Braslavská, O., Šťastný, P., 2003: Analysis of long time series of phenological data in Slovakia. 5.BIOMET-Tagung „Mensch-Pflanze-Atmosphäre“. Tharandter Klimaprotokolle, Band 9, Dresden, ISBN 3-86005-396-5, 152-154.

      Braslavská, O., Müller-Westermeier, G., Šťastný, P., Luknárová, V., Tekušová, M., Dittmann, E., Bissolli, P., Kreis, A., Bruns E., Behrendt, J., Meier, D., Polte-Rudolf, Ch., 2004: Evaluation of Phenological Data for Climatological Purposes. Final Report. Forschung und Entwicklung, Arbeitsergebnisse Nr. 81, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach am Main, ISSN 1430-0281, 140pp.

      Bissolli, P., Müller-Westermeier, G., Dittmann, E., Remišová, V., Braslavská, O., Šťastný, P., 2005: 50-year time series of phenological phases in Germany and Slovakia: a statistical comparison. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 14, 2, 173-182.

      Remišová, V., Vinceová, A., Smékal, J., 2005: Vplyv atmosférických zrážok na úrodu repky ozimnej a vývin jej fenologických fáz. XIII. posterový deň s medzinárodnou účasťou, Transport vody, chemikálií a energie v systéme pôda-rastlina-atmosféra. ÚH-SAV/GFÚ-SAV, Bratislava, ISBN 80-85754-13-4,

      Remišová, V., Vinceová, A., 2006: Vplyv teploty vzduchu na začiatok kvitnutia repky ozimnej (Brassia napus L.) na Slovensku. Fenologická odezva proměnlivosti podnebí, Medzinárodní vědecký seminář, Brno, s.22, ISBN 80-86690-35-0, CD-5s.
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