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Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 87–96 | Cite as

Adoption of agroclimatograms for assisting species selection in the tropics

  • J. Füssel
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Abstract

Agroclimatograms are presented for assisting species selection in the tropics by analyzing agroclimatological factors and similarities. The diagrams include data for temperature, precipitation, water budget and potential evapotranspiration (PET). A computer program to calculate the PET is provided and Adansonia digitata L. (baobab) is used as an illustrative example.

Key words

agroclimatograms climate water budget tropics species selection Adansonia digitata 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Füssel
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  1. 1.Department of Tropical and Subtropical Field CropsWitzenhausen 1Germany

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