THE CONTRIBUTION OF CLIMATE SERVICES TO SUSTAINABLE WINE PRODUCTION IN SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA
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ZUZANA BOUKALOVÁ, JAN TĚŠITEL, ZBYNEK KŘIVÁNEK
This paper deals with a description of the technical components of the system ALICE and their practical application under the project of the EUREKA programme: “ALert system In Case of Excess withdrawal or rise up of groundwater in the sensitive areas” (ALICE) in San Juan, Argentina. The ALICE system is used for sustainable wine production to achieve an optimum yield (in quantity and quality) and farm income with a minimum input (nutrients, water, but also energy, pesticides, herbicides, money), whilst preserving the environment. The system works by recording signals from a number of points of measurement – sensors located within the site of interest, and further by transmitting these signals by radio to a pre-processing node and subsequently, over the Internet, to a central database. In this paper we are discussing how the assignment carried out in Argentina was specified and how an analysis was made of the system possibilities in the catchment scale, with regard to required performance, users, and necessary operations, monitoring methods, and required resources.
climate services, water management, sensors, sustainable irrigation, alert system, Argentina, wine farms