Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Interactive data query
Publication Date: 
December, 2014
Publisher: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
1960 - 2013
Version: 
1.0
Funding Agency: 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Primary Contact: 
Melanie Bacou
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
Level-2 administrative units

Abstract

This tool visualizes the long-term (1960-2014) gridded monthly precipitation, near-surface temperature, and Palmer Drought Severity Index time series for sub-Saharan Africa summarized across districts.

This tool visualizes the long-term gridded monthly precipitation, near-surface temperature, and Palmer Drought Severity Index time series for sub-Saharan Africa summarized across districts (level-2 administrative boundaries based on FAO GAUL 2008) for the period of 1960-2013. District-level means, seasonality-adjusted means (trend), and standard deviations may be downloaded in CSV or STATA formats. The 1960-2013 spatial rasters for each country may also be downloaded in GeoTIFF, ASCII Raster, and netCDF formats for use in a desktop GIS.

Citation

HarvestChoice, 2014. "Long-Term Climate Trends for sub-Saharan Africa." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/9711.

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

Monthly estimates from the University of East Anglia CRU and NCAR CDG. Administrative boundaries and codification consistent with FAO/GAUL 2008. ©IFPRI/HarvestChoice, 2014. Source code on GitHub.

Keywords: Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Drought, Rainfall, Statistical Data, Sub-Saharan Africa
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: R, Shiny