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The land surface memory - a drought prediction tool

Abstract:

Food security in Africa is a major problem. Approximately 886 million people in Africa rely on agricultureas their main means of survival. They are therefore susceptible to changes in seasonal rains from year to year that can result in agricultural drought. Agricultural drought is determined by low soil moisture content. Soil moisture responds to rainfall, but also depends on many other factors including the soil characteristics and, crucially, on the past soil moisture. Seasonal rainfall for...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Royal Meteorological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
RMetS Student Conference Journal website
Host title:
RMetS Student Conference 2016
Publication date:
2016-07-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-19
Event location:
RMetS Student Conference, University of Manchester
Source identifiers:
685178
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Pubs id:
pubs:685178
UUID:
uuid:ee4170ae-f453-47c2-9aa6-3729a4c5fd14
Local pid:
pubs:685178
Deposit date:
2017-03-09

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