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Monitoring drought in Ghana using TAMSAT-ALERT: A new decision support system

Abstract:

Many African people are reliant on agriculture as a means of survival and are particularly sensitive to variations in rainfall. There is therefore a clear need for usable risk assessment and decision support tools for the management of agricultural drought (soil moisture deficit). This article describes an application of TAMSAT-ALERT (Tropical Applications of Meteorology using SATellite data and ground-based observations AgriculturaL EaRly warning sysTem), a decision support tool which exp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/wea.3033

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1127-0279
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation More from this funder
University of Reading More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Weather Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
7
Pages:
201-205
Publication date:
2017-07-03
Acceptance date:
2017-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-8696
ISSN:
0043-1656
Source identifiers:
907073
Pubs id:
pubs:907073
UUID:
uuid:e6770096-919d-4a27-9e86-b5cd773b1bf2
Local pid:
pubs:907073
Deposit date:
2018-08-28

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