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.

2006-2009

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Austria

  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. - Total Number .....8
          2. - Class I-II .....2
          3. - Class III-IV .....1
          4. - Others .....2
          5. - PhD .....5
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....1
          2. - Personal computers .....5
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....2
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....1
    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) .....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. Prior to 2006 (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....250
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....250
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....250
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....250
  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? .....No
      3. - Are there agrometeorological services in different regions? .....Yes
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      -


    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Bulletins .....No
      2. - Brochures .....No
      3. - Radio and TV .....No
      4. - Press releases .....No
      5. - Workshops and seminars .....No
      6. - 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.zamg.ac.at


      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        Forecast of risk of forest fires

    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
        -

      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Östereichische Hagelversicherung

        Landesweinbauverband des Landes Steiermark



    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 conducted with
      1. - Cooperatively with other Ministry or Sector .....No
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....No
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....Yes
      4. - At regular intervals? .....No
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend with sector reps.? .....N/A
  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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      9. 4.9. Agrometeorological conditions for the development of crop and livestock pests and diseases .....Yes
      10. 4.10. Research on the impact of agricultural activities that possibly influence weather and climate at local, national, and global levels .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      In preparatory phase

  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.
      EPIC

      -DSSAT models

      CROPWAT

      GRAM (grassland model)

  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.
      SPI

      PDSI

      ETa/ETp

      Rainfall deciles

      Climatic water balance (Precip-ETp)



  8. Part 8 - Societies
    1. - Please list any agricultural meteorology societies active in your country.
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  9. Part 9 - Bibliography
    1. - Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      Eitzinger, J. (2010): Der Klimawandel – seine Auswirkungen auf agrarmeteorologische Aspekte und Anpassungsoptionen für die Landwirtschaft im europäischen Kontext.. Ländlicher Raum, 3, 1-11

      Eitzinger, J., Formayer, H., Thaler, S., Trnka, M., Zdenek, Z., Alexandrov, V. (2008): Results and uncertainties of climate change impact research in agricultural crop production in Central Europe. BODENKULTUR, 59/1-4, 131-147; ISSN 0006-5471

      Eitzinger, J., Gerersdorfer, T., Schume, H., Laube, W., Holawe, F., Orfanus, T. (2010): Comparison of Evaporimeters with Evapotranspiration Equations.. In: Mihailovic, D.T, Lalic, B. (eds.), Advances in Environmental Modelling and Measurements. (Chapter 16, p. 171-180)., 278; Nova Science Publishes, Inc., New York; ISBN 978-1-60876-599-7

      Eitzinger, J., Kersebaum, K. C., Formayer, H. (2009): Landwirtschaft im Klimawandel - Auswirkungen und Anpassungsstrategien für die Land- und Forstwirtschaft in Mitteleuropa. http://de.agrimedia.com, 320, Agrimedia, D-29459 Clenze, Deutschland; ISBN: 978-3-86037-378-1

      Eitzinger, J., Kubu, G. (Eds.) (2009): Impact of Climate Change and Adaptation in Agriculture. Extended Abstracts of the International Symosium, University of Natural Ressources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU),Vienna, June 22-23 2009. BOKU-Met Report 17.. 17, 159; Institut für Meteorologie, BOKU-Met (Eigenverlag), Wien; ISBN: ISSN 1994-4179

      Eitzinger, J., Kubu, G., Thaler, S., Alexandrov, V., Utset, A., Mihailovic, D.T., Lalic, B., Trnka, M., Zalud, Z., Semeradova, D., Ventrella, D., Anastasiou, D. P., Medany, M., Attaher, S., Olejnik, J., Lesny, J., Nemeshko, N., Nikolaev, M., Simota, C., Cojocaru, G. (2009): Adaptation of vulnerable regional agricultural systems in Europe to climate change - results from the ADAGIO project. Advances in Science and Research, 3, 133-135; ISSN 1992-0628 [Fulltext]

      Eitzinger, J., Kubu, G., Thaler, S., Alexandrov, V., Utset, A., Mihailovic, D.T., Lalic, B., Trnka, M., Zalud, Z., Semeradova, D., Ventrella, D., Anastasiou, D. P., Medany, M., Altaher, S., Olejnik, J., Lesny, J., Nemeshko, N., Nikolaev, M., Simota, C., Cojocaru, G. (2009): Final report, including recommendations on adaptation measures considering regional aspects. Final scientific report of the ADAGIO Project: “Adaptation of agriculture in European regions at environmental risk under climate change”; Specific Support Action, FP6-2005-SSP-5-A, Proj.No.044210, Sixth Framework Programme (European Commission). Ed.: Institute of Meteorology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).. European Commission, 450

      Eitzinger, J., Kubu, G., Thaler, S., Glauninger, J., Alexandrov, V.A., Utset, A., Mihailovic, D.T., Lalic, B., Trnka, M., Zalud, Z., Semerodova, D., Ventrella, D., Anastasiou, D.P., Medany, M., Altaher, S., Oljenik, J., Lesny, J., Nemesko, N., Nikolaev, M.V., Simota, C., Cojocaru, G. (2010): Adaptation Options to Climate Change Impacts in European Agriculture. . In: Mihailovic, D.T, Lalic, B. (eds.), Advances in Environmental Modelling and Measurements. (Chapter 21, p. 233-244)., 278; Nova Science Publishes, Inc., , New York; ISBN 978-1-60876-599-7

      Eitzinger, J., Lesny, J., Serba, T., Juszczak, R., Olejnik, J. (2009): Adaptation of agriculture in European regions at environmental risk under climate change - Project implementation. Acta Agrophysica, 169 , 7-18; ISSN 1234-4125

      Eitzinger, J.; Thaler, S.; Orlandini, S.; Nejedlik, P.; Kazandjiev, V.; Sivertsen, TH.; Mihailovic, D. (2009): Applications of agroclimatic indices and process oriented crop simulation models in European agriculture. . Idojaras - quarterly journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service, 113, 1-12; ISSN 0324-6329

      Huss, H, Eitzinger, J., Oberforster, M. (2009): Die Sprengelkrankheit erstmals auch in Ostösterreich. Der Pflanzenarzt, 1-2, 22-24; ISSN 0031-6733

      Huss, H., Mavridis, A., Eitzinger, J. (2009): Bakterien-Weichfäule bei Ölkürbis: Weiche Schale, keine Kerne. Der Pflanzenarzt, 14 (6-7/2009), 14-15; ISSN 0031-6733

      Koch E., C. Hammerl, T. Hammer, C. Maurer, E. Pokorny (2010): Temperaturanstieg kein Zufall, Projekt "BACCHUS" – Temperaturrekonstruktion. Der Winzer

      Koch E., C. Maurer, C. Hammerl, T. Hammerl and E. Pokorny: Bacchus: Long Time Series Of Grape Harvest Dates In The Viennese Wine Growing Region - International Conference on Scope and current limits of linking phenology and climatology 10.-12.03.2009, Geisenheim, Deutschland, http://www.campus-geisenheim.de/fileadmin/Forschungsanstalt/Gartenbau/Obstbau/COST725/koch.pdf

      Koch E., C. Maurer, C. Hammerl, T. Hammerl and E. Pokorny: BACCHUS grape harvest days and temperature reconstruction for Vienna from the 16th to the 18th century, In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 2377-2383. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/G2/koch_e.pdf

      Koch E., Ch. Hammer, Ch. Maurer: BACCHUS Klosterneuburg wine and Climate Change in Lower Austria. Proceedings 8thEMS/7thECAC 2008, Amsterdam 29.09. – 03.10.2008

      Koch E., Ch. Maurer, Ch. Hammerl, T. Hammerl, E. Pokorny: BACCHUS: Klimatologische Betrachtungen der Weinlesetermine in Klosterneuburg und Wien vom 16. Jahrhundert bis heute A climatological view on grape harvest days from Klosterneuburg and Vienna starting in the 16th century. Bericht ALVA Jahrestagung 2009, Salzburg 18.-19.5.2009 ISSN 1606-612X, 229-231

      Koch E., E. Dittmann, W. Lipa, A. Menzel, J. Nekovar, T. H. Sparks, and A. J. H. van Vliet, 2009: COST725 – establishing a European phenological data platform for climatological applications: major results. Adv. Sci. Res., 1, 1–4, 2009 www.adv-sci-res.net/1/1/2009/

      Maurer C., C. Hammerl, E. Pokorny, T. Hammerl, Koch, E., (2009): BACCHUS* grape harvest dates from Vienna and Klosterneuburg from the 16th to the 21st century. Proceedings EGU Vienna, 20.-24.4.2009 Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-9335-1, 2009

      Maurer, Ch., E. Koch, Ch. Hammerl, T. Hammerl, and E. Pokorny (2009) Klosterneuburg Wine and Climate Change in Lower Austria (BACCHUS) temperature reconstruction for the period 16th to 18th centuries from Viennese and Klosterneuburg grape harvest dates, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 114, D22106, doi:10.1029/2009JD011730

      Matulla, C., W. Müller (2009): Landwirtschaft trotz Klimawandel. - Edition Va Bene, Wien-Klosterneuburg, 2009, 144 Seiten, ISBN: 978-3-85167-232-9

      Thaler, S., Eitzinger, J., Rischbeck, P., Dubrovsky, M., Trnka, M. (2010): Vulnerability of crops to climate change in Northeastern Austria.. Bulgarian Journal of Meteorology and Hydrology, 15/1, 50-61; ISSN 0861-0762

      Trnka, M; Eitzinger, J; Hlavinka, P; Dubrovsky, M; Semeradova, D; Stepanek, P; Thaler, S; Zalud, Z; Mozny, M; Formayer, H (2009): Climate-driven changes of production regions in Central Europe. PLANT SOIL ENVIRON. 2009; 55(6): 257-266. [Listed in ISI Web of Science]
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