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Record number 500739
Title Kenya public weather processed by the Global Yield Gap Atlas project (old version)
Author(s) Groot, H.L.E. de; Adimo, A.O.; Claessens, L.F.G.; Wart, J. van; Bussel, L.G.J. van; Grassini, P.; Wolf, J.; Guilpart, Nicolas; Boogaard, H.L.; Oort, P.A.J. van; Yang, H.; Ittersum, M.K. van; Cassman, K.G.
Department(s) Alterra - Earth informatics
Soil Geography and Landscape
Plant Production Systems
Crop and Weed Ecology
Publication type Dataset
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) weather data - crop simulation model - yield gap - crop yield - yield potential
Toponym Kenya
Abstract The Global Yield Gap Atlas project (GYGA - ) has undertaken a yield gap assessment following the protocol recommended by van Ittersum et. al. (van Ittersum et. al., 2013). One part of the activities consists of collecting and processing weather data as an input for crop simulation models in sub-Saharan African countries including Kenya. This publication covers weather data for 10 locations in Kenya. The project looked for good quality weather data in areas where crops are pre-dominantly grown. As locations with good public weather data are sparse in Africa, the project developed a method to generate weather data from a combination of observed and other external weather data. One locations holds actually measured weather data, the other 9 locations show propagated weather data. The propagated weather data consist on TRMM rain data (or NASA POWER if TRMM is not available) and NASA POWER Tmax, Tmin, and Tdew data corrected based on calibrations with short-term (<10 years) observed weather data. sources (Van Wart 2015).
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