AREN 408: Agro-Meteorology and Climatology


Solar radiation, short and long wave radiation, direct and diffuse radiation, Net radiation, measurement and estimation; radiation utilization in photosynthesis;  Energy balance/Bowen ratio; Evaporation and evapo-transpiration models; Soil temperatures; Drought; Windbreaks and shelter belts. Introduction to Meteorological Instrumentation and Observation; Weather Analysis/Forecasting; Physical Climatology - Causes of Climatic Phenomena including Heat and Water balance of the Earth’s Atmosphere system and application of the Physical Principles involved in Agro-meteorology and Hydrology.