The Spatiotemporal Variation Analysis of Virtual Water for Agriculture and Livestock Husbandry: A Study for Jilin Province in China

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Source:
Science of The Total Environment
Authors:
Xiaolei Ma
Yanji Ma
Date:
15 May 2017

Using the Penman-Monteith model and Theil index combining the CROPWAT software, the authors of this paper study the Jilin Province. They quantify the virtual water content of agriculture and livestock husbandry, and they give comprehensively evaluate the spatiotemporal structure evolution of these parameters. The study aims to (1) help make clear the water consumption of agriculture and livestock husbandry and (2) offer advice on rational water utilization and agricultural structure adjustment.