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East Africa Drought and Agricultural Productivity Assessment and Prediction System

Lead PI: Eun Jin Han

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

October 2015 - September 2016
Inactive
Africa ; East Africa
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The objective is to produce linked drought and crop productivity nowcasts and forecasts using the best available satellite-based information. These drought and productivity products will be directly available for use by decision makers and farmers in Africa via the SERVIR Africa node.

OUTCOMES: NASA JPL developed The Regional Hydrologic Extremes Assessment System (RHEAS), software for hydrologic modeling and data assimilation that automates the deployment of water resources nowcasting and forecasting applications. IRI has evaluated the RHEAS, specifically crop productivity.

SPONSOR:

Michigan State University

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics & Space Administration-NASA

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$18,000

PUBLICATIONS:

Andreadis, Konstantinos M., et al. "The Regional Hydrologic Extremes Assessment System: A software framework for hydrologic modeling and data assimilation." PloS one 12.5 (2017): e0176506. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0176506

KEYWORDS

decision making agriculture drought rainfall regional hydrological extremes assessment system food security

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate