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Climate-Based Suitability Assessment for Methane Mitigation by Water Saving Technology in Paddy Fields of the Central Plain of Thailand

Prangbang, P.; Yagi, K.; Aunario, J. K. S.; Sander, B. O.; Wassmann, Reiner; Jäkel, T.; Buddaboon, C.; Chidthaisong, A.; Towprayoon, S.

The alternate wetting and drying (AWD) water management technique has been identified as one of the most promising options for mitigating methane (CH$_{4}$) emissions from rice cultivation. By its nature, however, this option is limited only to paddy fields where farmers have sustained access to irrigation water. In addition, large amounts of rainfall often make it difficult to drain water from paddy fields. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the specific conditions and suitability of an area in which AWD is foreseen to be applied before its CH$_{4}$ mitigation potential can be assessed in view of planning regional and national mitigation actions. In this study, we applied a methodology developed for assessing the climatic suitability of AWD to paddy fields in the central plain of Thailand in order to determine the potential spatial and temporal boundaries given by climatic and soil parameters that could impact on the applicability of AWD. Related to this, we also assessed the CH$_{4}$ mitigation potential in the target provinces. Results showed that the entire area of the six target provinces was climatically suitable for AWD in both the major (wet) and second (dry) rice seasons. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000126943
Veröffentlicht am 01.12.2020
DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2020.575823
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2571-581X
KITopen-ID: 1000126943
HGF-Programm 12.02.01 (POF III, LK 01) Effects of land use and climate change
Erschienen in Frontiers in sustainable food systems
Verlag Frontiers Media
Band 4
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 575823
Schlagwörter rice, methane emissions, GIS, alternate wetting and drying, mitigation measures, low-emission farming
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