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Main Title Climate Change in Thailand and Its Potential Impact on Rice Yield.
Author Bachelet, D. ; Brown, D. ; Boehm, M. ; Russell, P. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0006; EPA/600/J-92/326;
Stock Number PB92-232883
Additional Subjects Climatic changes ; Thailand ; Rice ; Crop response ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Environmental effects ; Global warming ; Carbon dioxide ; General circulation models ; International trade ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Economic analysis ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB92-232883 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/01/1993
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Abstract
Because of the uncertainties surrounding prediction of climate change, it is common to employ climate scenarios to estimate its imapcts ona system. Climate scenarios are setsof climatic perturbations used with models to test system sensitivity to projected changes. In the study, four general circulation model (GCM) predictions are overlaid and the composite used to derive climate change scenarios that will be used in the future in rice models to estimate potential future change in yield and other agronomically important variables. This approach provides a means to identify model uncertainties and provides error bars for the projections. A review of current climatic conditions in Thailand provides a simple test of the predictions validity. Temperature changes are important for rice culture which provides food and economic stability to the country. Increased precipitation could mean greater flooding problems in the plains.