Peter Hoefsloot (FAO)
|Scale||Field, Regional, Global|
|Format of model inputs and outputs||CSV files|
|Species studied||Maize, Millet, Tef, Bean, Wheat, Sorghum|
|Execution environment||Stand-alone application|
AgroMetShell is based on a water balance model called WABAL, is a crop-specific model designed to simulate soil water balance for individual crops. Using the data from the climate component, the WABAL model produces various water balance variables, such as evapotranspiration, water deficit and water satisfaction index, for the growing season and the different growth stages. Regression models are then built based on these variables to predict crop yields.
Some case studies
Some recent studies using AgroMetShell can be found on the AgroMetShell website (http://www.hoefsloot.com/agrometshell.htm)