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The Agriculture Project of the Institute for Remote Sensing Applications at JRC is developing a system for the production of maps depicting weather and crop growth conditions across Europe on a 10-day basis. The system is driven by an Arc/Info AML which provides the user interface and invokes calls to other AMLs, INFO programs and Fortran routines as necessary. The system accesses raw daily meteorological data from a 30-year archive covering approximately 340 stations, and realtime meteorological data received on a daily basis from over 600 stations. Statistics are derived and interpolated to a 50 km by 50 km grid. The values for the grids are then integrated with soils and elevation data in a semi-deterministic crop growth model. The model currently produces results for a typical crop, and crop-specific versions are under development. The output products include tabular files as well as graphics in either black and white or colour, with a varying number of classes depicting either the meteorological or crop conditions for the current decade or the present deviation from long-term mean conditions for the grid square as calculated from the historical meteorological data set.

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Authors: BURRILL A, JRC Ispra (IT);VOSSEN P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ESRI Users Conference, Palm Springs (US), June 8-12, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36876 ORA
Record Number: 199210831 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en