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The National Agricultural Decision Support System (NADSS) is a web based geospatial decision support system used to aid producers and decision makers in analyzing and effectively mitigating the effects of drought. The NADSS application is unique in its implementation, containing web-based implementations of commonly utilized drought indices including the… (More)
The agricultural landscapes of Nebraska reflect a complex pattern of soil climate regimes and inherent variability that influence the cropping systems, behavior of farmers, and the health and sustainability of rural communities. The USDA crops and soils databases were coupled with the Enhanced Newhall Simulation Model (ENSM) to explain spatial relationships… (More)
Introduction Terroir embodies a defined geographic place, integrating soils, geology, climate, the cultivar (variety), and the role of cultivation, culture, and history in producing wine (White, 2003). It captures the concept of " genotype x environment " , integrates the human dimensions of vineyard management, and builds a " sense of place " from… (More)
Data-driven systems can benefit greatly from software caches. When the processed information is spatial, the cache must be aware of the spatial properties of the data. The Framework for Integrated Risk Management (FIRM) and the National Agriculture Decision Support System (NADSS) are data-driven systems that may benefit from a spatial cache. A spatial cache… (More)
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