The Development of the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network
Verma, B. P.
Threadgill, E. D.
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Weather is one of the most important factors which controls crop growth, development, and yield. The 1990 drought in southern Georgia, for instance, caused a significant reduction in agricultural production, especially for non-irrigated cropping systems. Continuous monitoring of weather conditions is, therefore, needed to develop a climatic data base which can be used for agricultural, ecological, optimum management of water resources, and other environmental research (Hubbard et al., 1983; Tanner, 1990). This paper will describe the history behind the development of an automated weather station network for Georgia and the current status and operation of this network.