Weather Economics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080067667, 9781483159553

Weather Economics

1st Edition

Based on Papers and Discussions at a Symposium Held at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station Near Aberystwyth on March 13th, 1968

Editors: James A. Taylor
eBook ISBN: 9781483159553
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 140
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Description

Weather Economics presents the papers and discussions at a symposium held at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station on March 13, 1968. The book discusses the cost of British weather; the effect of the weather on farm organization and farm management; and the weather and machinery work-days. The text also describes the basic frost, irrigation and degree-day data for planning purpose; the variations in the marginal value of agricultural labor due to weather factors; and the areal patterns in the value of early potato production in Southwest Wales in 1967. The weather and risk in forestry, as well as the use of cost/benefit studies in the interpretation of probability forecasts for agriculture and industry are also encompassed.

Table of Contents


Editor's Acknowledgments

Aberystwyth Memoranda

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Cost of British Weather

Chapter 2. The Effect of the Weather on Farm Organization and Farm Management

Chapter 3. Weather and Machinery Work-Days

Chapter 4. Basic Frost, Irrigation and Degree-Day Data for Planning Purposes

Chapter 5. Variations in the Marginal Value of Agricultural Labor Due to Weather Factors

Chapter 6. A Note on the Areal Patterns in the Value of Early Potato Production in South-west Wales, 1967

Chapter 7. Weather and Risk in Forestry

Chapter 8. The Use of Cost-benefit Studies in the Interpretation of Probability Forecasts for Agriculture and Industry: An Operational Example

Chapter 9. Edited Report of the Discussions Held at Symposium XI, 1968

Chapter 10. Economic Postscript

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
140
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1970
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483159553

About the Editor

James A. Taylor