Integrating GIS and numeric weather prediction model with wheat simulation model for optimal wheat production locations in arid regions

R. Al-Habsi, Y. A. Al-Mulla, Y. Charabi, H. Al-Busaidi, M. Al-Belushi

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Abstract

The upgrade rate of self-sufficiency in wheat depends largely on the amount of water and land to achieve the quantity and proportion of self-sufficiency target. The climatic and soil conditions, however, are dynamic conditions. Hence, these conditions seriously limit the capability of providing the optimum tempo-spatial required data to assist in improving the wheat production unless specialized sensors are utilized along with excessive work. That implies the crucial need of using computer simulation models. The general objective is of this study was to delineate the best location for wheat production in arid regions such as Oman through linking Wheat Simulation Model (WSM) with Numeric Weather Prediction Model (NWPM) in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The GIS application software used in this study was the ESRI ArcGIS. Four field trials, over two seasons, have validated positively the linkage of the developed WSM with GIS. The developed model can be promoted as a tool of improving wheat cultivation through making the most of available water in wheat production and increasing the growing acreage of wheat in arid regions like Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGISTAM 2015 - 1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, Proceedings
PublisherSciTePress
Pages141-147
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789897580994
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, GISTAM 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 28 2015Apr 30 2015

Other

Other1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, GISTAM 2015
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period4/28/154/30/15

Keywords

  • Arid regions
  • Emergence
  • Geographic information system
  • Numeric weather prediction model
  • Simulation model
  • Wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Al-Habsi, R., Al-Mulla, Y. A., Charabi, Y., Al-Busaidi, H., & Al-Belushi, M. (2015). Integrating GIS and numeric weather prediction model with wheat simulation model for optimal wheat production locations in arid regions. In GISTAM 2015 - 1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, Proceedings (pp. 141-147). SciTePress.