Potential Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply: Data Sets from a Major Crop Modeling StudyEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GISS_CROPCLIM_DB
Abstract: Datasets from a Major Crop Modeling Study contain projected country and regional changes in grain crop yields due to global climate change. Equilibrium and transient scenarios output from General Circulation Models (GCMs) with three levels of farmer adaptations to climate change were utilized to generate crop yield estimates of wheat, rice, coarse grains (barley and maize), and protein feed ... (soybean) at 125 agricultural sites representing major world agricultural regions. Projected yields at the agricultural sites were aggregated to major trading regions, and fed into the Basic Linked Systems (BLS) global trade model to produce country and regional estimates of potential price increases, food shortages, and risk of hunger. These datasets are produced by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and are distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
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Purpose: To provide an assessment of potential climate change impacts on world crop production, including quantitative estimates of yield changes of major food.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rosensweig C., and A. Iglesias
Dataset Title: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply: Data Sets from a Major Crop Modeling Study
Dataset Release Date: 1999-12
Dataset Release Place: New York, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/crop-climate-potential-im...
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2110-01-01
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived
from these data.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-17