Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Publication Year: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
1983 - 2006
Primary Contact: 
Jawoo Koo
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
5 arc-minute gridcell


Drag and drop the Droppr on any location in SSA to return historical monthly averages on rainfall, max and min temperatures. The NASA-Power dataset contains daily climatelogical data from July 1983 through present for some variables:

  • Solar radiation (daily total) from July 1983 through June 2005; and July, 2006 through current with one month delay
  • Air temperature (daily average, minimum, maximum): From January 1983 through December 2006
  • Dew point temperature (daily average): From January 1983 through December 2006
  • Rainfall (daily average): From January 1997 - current with two month delay


HarvestChoice, 2009. "NASA-Power Daily Time Series." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

Data was obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center POWER Project funded through the NASA Earth Science Directorate Applied Science Program.

Keywords: Africa, Climate, DROPPR, NASA, Rainfall, Solar Radiation, Spatial Analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, Temperature, Weather
Geographic Coverage: Angola, Benin, Burundi, West Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo DR, Lesotho, Chad, Eritrea, Malawi, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Gabon, Madagascar, Namibia, Gambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Seychelles, Swaziland, Guinea, Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tanzania, Liberia, Uganda, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Droppr (MySQL, PHP, GoogleMap API, JavaScript)