Life Cycle Builder

This module (Figure 16) works independently to query shell and analyses daily weather data downloaded from internet for forecasting of i) climate suitability for breeding of locusts and ii) suitability for flight. Besides thermal growth curve for egg incubation and hopper development specific to desert locust have been used to model the growth and development of locusts, which is an important indicator for locust control at temporal scale. Detailed physiology and locust life cycle have been studied to jot down environmental growth parameters in conjunction to ground intelligence for programming logic.

Figure 16: Life cycle builder interface

The database for climate was generated by downloading daily weather data from (http://meteo.infospace.ru.wond.html.index.ssi) Russian Hydromet Server. Year and location wise weather file is generated.

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