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Download weather data from CCAFS

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, enables download data from weather. One advantage is its constant updating. At the time of writing this blog are available in three main sections.

Data CCAFS ClimateSpatial Downscaling: It is the oldest and most stable section. It even has a video showing how to download (see box on the next picture).

Spatial Downscaling Data

Weather Stations: This section currently has some official data stations. New data is expected soon. Similarly, it is being proposed that more countries will join this initiative and share their information.

To find the available data you can access the Search tab, fill out the forms. When making inquiries do not need to enter credentials (1), only if required to download information.

Weather Stations Data

In Download (4) shows if the data is restricted. In order to download you must register on the page (1), send a message to a portal administrator explaining the use to be given to information (eg research or academic and non-commercial). At the time of the completion of this tutorial, the requirement to Jaime Tarapues – j.e.tarapues@cgiar.org, worked properly. Once the application is approved, the portal administrator gives permission for the user to download data.

Bias Correction: The lack of quality data for modeling crop is one of the biggest problems in agricultural research. Therefore, this section provides such information in a timely manner (in specific coordinates). We recommend reading the post new daily daily weather data for crop growth simulations.

In the picture below (1) the coordinates can be obtained by clicking on the map. Should you specify (2) the parameters to generate the query, if everything is correct, with the Excute (3) button is activated to send the query.

Bias Correction Data

Finally a new window to specify where they will be sent an email the download links listed.

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