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The climate hazards infrared precipitation with stations—a new environmental record for monitoring extremes
The Climate Hazards group Infrared Precipitation with Stations (CHIRPS) dataset builds on previous approaches to ‘smart’ interpolation techniques and high resolution, long period of recordExpand
A quasi-global precipitation time series for drought monitoring
1 Background 1 Data Inputs to the CHIRPS 1 The CHIRPS Procedure 2 The CHG Station Climatology Database 2 Blending Stations to Produce the CHIRPS 2 CHIRPS Availability 3 References 3
Warming of the Indian Ocean threatens eastern and southern African food security but could be mitigated by agricultural development
Since 1980, the number of undernourished people in eastern and southern Africa has more than doubled. Rural development stalled and rural poverty expanded during the 1990s. Population growth remainsExpand
Food Security Under Climate Change
Food insecurity is likely to increase under climate change, unless early warning systems and development programs are used more effectively.
A global satellite-assisted precipitation climatology
Abstract. Accurate representations of mean climate conditions, especially in areas of complex terrain, are an important part of environmental monitoring systems. As high-resolution satelliteExpand
Use of the gamma distribution to represent monthly rainfall in Africa for drought monitoring applications
Evaluating a range of scenarios that accurately reflect precipitation variability is critical for water resource applications. Inputs to these applications can be provided using location- andExpand
Climatic trends over Ethiopia: regional signals and drivers
This study analyses observed and projected climatic trends over Ethiopia, through analysis of temperature and rainfall records and related meteorological fields. The observed datasets include griddedExpand
Phenologically-tuned MODIS NDVI-based production anomaly estimates for Zimbabwe
For thirty years, simple crop water balance models have been used by the early warning community to monitor agricultural drought. These models estimate and accumulate actual crop evapotranspiration,Expand
Child malnutrition and climate in Sub-Saharan Africa: An analysis of recent trends in Kenya
Abstract In Kenya – where undernutrition rates are high and the population-environment balance is delicate – the risk of declining food availability has become increasingly concerning as indicationsExpand
A land data assimilation system for sub-Saharan Africa food and water security applications
Seasonal agricultural drought monitoring systems, which rely on satellite remote sensing and land surface models (LSMs), are important for disaster risk reduction and famine early warning. TheseExpand