Academic Programs

Master of Science in Agrometeorology

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General Info

Brief Description of the Major Field

The MS in Agrometeorology is an interdisciplinary field which relates the elements of atmospheric environment with agribusiness operations. It is designed to prepare students to deal with the weather-related problems affecting agricultural activity from the long-range planning to the daily operations.

 

Agrometeorology will train students in

(a)  the selection of the production sites for a given crop or livestock for a given site;

(b)  microclimate modification and control;

(c) management of extreme weather events, such as drought and flooding;

(d) weather forecasting and crop yield forecasting;

(e) geographic information system and remote sensing applications;

(f) and agrometeorological instrumentation. 

 

Prospective Students

The program is open to holders of BS degrees in Agriculture, Forestry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics, Chemistry or closely related courses.

 

Opportunities

Graduates of the program will be qualified to work in the field of instructions, research and development in academe or in industry as well as consulting firms. Academic and research institutions that may require graduates of the program include state colleges and universities, private universities and colleges, and government agencies (e.g. PAGASA, PHILRICE). Graduates may also venture into entrepreneurial activities by putting up their own farm business.

 

Requirements and Mechanics to Graduate

The M.S. in Agrometeorology is being implemented in accordance with the existing rules and regulations of the UPLB Graduate School. To qualify for the degree, a student must satisfactorily complete eighteen units of core and major courses, a six-unit thesis, and at least nine units of cognate courses.

Courses

Core Courses 

Course No.

Units

Course Title.

Course Description

Pre-requisite/s

Sem Offered

AENG 150

3

Plant Climate

Heat exchange near the ground, relation of topography and plant cover to the microclimate, modification of microclimate by agricultural operation

Physics 3 and COI

 

 

1st

AENG 154

3

Spatial Analysis in Hydrometeorology

Spatial distribution of climatic elements and soil moisture, digital terrain analysis, spatial interpolation

AENG 50 or AENG 140

 

1st

 

AENG 270

4

Instrumentation for Engineering Research

Instruments and principles of measurements and control of temperature, humidity, strain, moisture content and fluid flow in agricultural engineering processes.

EE1 or its equivalent

 

 

2nd

AENG 299

1

Graduate Seminar in Agricultural Engineering

 

 

 

1st

 

AGME 150

3

Geometeorology

Atmospheric environment, chemical quality, circulation and variability of meteorological factors, surface energy budget, earth materials and processes, rock soil formation

COI

 

 

2nd

AGME 250

3

Micrometeorology

Radiation energy and water balances over land surfaces; radiation, temperature, humidity and wind profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer; micrometeorological instrumentation; and microclimate modification

Phys 13

 

 

1st

 

AGME 260

3

Tropical Agrometeorology

Climatic controls; agrometeorological observation network and practices; crop-and-animal-weather relations; research methods in agrometeorology; agrometeorological forecasts and advisories

AGME 250

 

 

2nd

 

AGME 290

1-3

Special Problem in Agrometeorology

 

COI

 

1st, 2nd

 

AGME 291

1-3

Special Topic in Agrometeorology

 

COI

 

1st, 2nd

 

AGME 300

6.0

Master’s Thesis in Agrometeorology

 

COI

1st, 2nd, Sum

 

STAT 241

3

Statistical Theory 1

Probability, random variables, probability distributions, expectations, moments and characteristics functions, distribution of functions and random variables; sampling distributions

Stat 142 or COI

1st

 

Faculty Info

Faculty Information

Name

Specialization   

Highest
Educational
Attainment

CASTRO, Marion Lux Y.

Agrometeorology

MS

DORADO, Moises A.

Agrometeorology

MS

SALUDES, Ronaldo B.

Agrometeorology

PhD

Contact Info

Contact Information

Key Person to contact: Head, AFSD IAE

Contact numbers: 049-536-2941

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