DSSAT Perturb Tool



A New Tool Generates Climate Projection Data for DSSAT Users

CLIMsystems, a Hamilton, New Zealand-based academic/research software development company, announced a new tool called DSSAT Perturb, which generates climate projection data files for use with DSSAT. From the website:

With the encouragement from those at DSSAT (Decision Support Systems for Agrotechnology Transfer) we developed a standalone version of SimCLIM 2013 technology devoted entirely to the perturbation of the key variables driving DSSAT crop models: minimum and maximum temperature, precipitation and solar radiation. The data available for climate modelling has grown enormously. The team at CLIMsystems has processed the data for the world and presented the data in one easy to use package called “DSSAT Perturb”. This tool brings the very latest CMIP5 climate models (40 in total) for application with DSSAT. We have included the latest representative concentration pathway options and also a utility for the easy creation of ensembles of models as recommended by the IPCC. Have a look and download the product from our website.

Update (November 16, 2014)

The tool is officially released and available to purchase and download at the CLIMsystems website ($149 per copy). Contact for more information.

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About Jawoo Koo

Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC. Working on the meso-scale crop systems modeling applicaitons for Sub-Saharan Africa region.

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  1. Peter Urich
    November 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Hi Folks,

    The DSSAT Perturb webpage has been updated and the software is available. Drop me a line if you have any questions. Cheers! Peter

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