During my time at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN I dealt with many different aspects of agrometeorology and agroclimatology. Among several minor points I would categorize my work in the following major subjects:
Ø One major task was the creation of a tool allowing the estimation of local climate conditions as well as grids on the basis of longterm-mean observations: LocClim and New LocClim.
Ø Furthermore I trained meteorologists and agronomists from Laos and Cambodia in agrometeorological crop yield forecasting with the help of several FAO software tools like Agromet Shell, New LocClim and others.
Here is just some of the publications about agrometeorology:
Grieser, J.: Investigation of Climate-Change Impact on Agriculture in Morocco. Applications of the FAO Strategy to Cereals in Morocco. Report of FAO, 35pp. [ppt]
Grieser, J.: Introduction to geostatistics and the spatial interpolation of agroclimatic and other variables. In: Hoefsloot, P., E. Mukhala and R. Gommes: CM Box User Guide,
Grieser, J., R. Gommes, S. Cofield, M. Bernardi: World maps of climatological net primary production of biomass, NPP. Internet publication in FAO administrative Approval.
Grieser, J., R. Gommes, S. Cofield, M. Bernardi: New gridded maps of Koeppen’s climate classification. Internet publication in FAO administrative Approval.
Bernardi, M., R. Gommes and J. Grieser: Downscaling climate information for local disease mapping. XXIV Congresso Nazionale SoIPA. Società Italiana di Parassitologia. [pdf]
Gommes, R., M. Bernardi and J. Grieser: Data issues in climate-related risk and impact assessments for food security. WMO Climate Risk Conference, 17-21 July, Espoo, Finland. [pdf]
Grieser, J., R. Gommes and M. Bernardi: New LocClim – the local climate estimator of FAO. Geophysical Research Abstract, 8, 2006. [pdf]
Grieser, J., M. Bernardi and R. Gommes: FAO AgroMetShell – Context and Perspectives. Proceedings of III CGMS Experts Meeting and GEOLAND Training Workshop, University of Liege, Arlon, Belgia. [pdf]
Bernardi, M., R. Gommes, and J. Grieser, 2006: Downscaling climate information for local disease mapping. Parassitologia 48: 69-72.
Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Classification Updated. Met.Z., 15, 3, 1-5.
Beck, C., J. Grieser, M. Kottek, F. Rubel and B. Rudolf, 2006: Characterizing Global Climate Change by means of Köppen Climate Classification. DWD, Klimastatusbericht KSB 2005, 139 - 149.[pdf]
Gommes, R. , M. Bernardi, J. Grieser, F. Nachtergaele, 2005: Why we need a new climate classification for agriculture. Proceedings of Workshop on Climatic Analysis and Mapping for Agriculture, Bologna, June 14-16, 2005.
Gommes, R., J. Grieser and M. Bernardi, 2004: FAO agroclimatic databases and mapping tools. ESA newsletter, 26, 36-39.[pdf]
Grieser, J. and R. Gommes, 2004: The Web LocClim.Local Monthly Climate Estimator. http://www.fao.org/sd/locclim/srv/en/locclim.home
Grieser, J., 2001: LocClim, A local climate estimator. A software by the Environment and Natural Resources Service. Working Paper No. 9, 2002, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome – Italy.