Near-real time weather information for irrigation management in Arizona

Paul W. Brown, Muluneh Yitayew

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The Arizona Meteorological Network (AZMET) is a near-real time ag-weather information system for Arizona. A single personal computer running inexpensive bulletin board software controls all phases of the AZMET system including data retrieval from remote weather stations, data management, and development and dissemination of weather-based information. The public gains access to AZMET information through a computer bulletin board system (BBS). Weather-based information for irrigation management is updated daily on the BBS in an ET report that summarizes raw data and estimates of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) for the most recent 14-day period. Applied research related to AZMET is presently focused on refining and/or developing new crop coefficients to convert Penman-based reference crop evapotranspiration values (ETb) to ETa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0872626660
StatePublished - 1988
EventPlanning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century - Lincoln, NE, USA
Duration: Jul 18 1988Jul 21 1988


OtherPlanning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century
CityLincoln, NE, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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