Crop-Climate Models: A Review of the State of the Art

Crop-climate models attempt to relate climatic variables to production data through statistical techniques. Different forms of multiple regression techniques have mainly been utilized so far.

Crop-climate models have been developed to analyze the broader issue of estimation of the effects of climatic fluctuations on agricultural production. The present paper reviews some of the more important models developed for this purpose.

By Asit K. Biswas, Chapter of the book: Climatic Constraints and Human Activities, edited by Jesse Ausubel and Asit K. Biswas, 1980, Pergamon Press, Oxford, pages 75-92.

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