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RAINWATCH handbook: a step by step guide to using RAINWATCH, version 1.0

Asare, K., Cornforth, R., Tarhule, A., Osbahr, H., Ciampi, L. and Myers, J. (2019) RAINWATCH handbook: a step by step guide to using RAINWATCH, version 1.0. Zenodo - CERN Repository, pp43.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3366368

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The RAINWATCH Handbook has been designed to help RAINWATCH users navigate the web-based RAINWATCH system. Examples of use include policy discussions within the MoFA (Ministry of Food and Agriculture) to discuss with crop scientists, extension officers and farmers the implications of the RAINWATCH information to improve decision-making through the season. Farmers who are practicing rain-fed or irrigated agriculture require timely, accurate season-to-date and forward looking rainfall information for planning purposes. Another example of use could be to improve information provided to farmers via radio or via NGO activities that require weather information for their projects. The Handbookl includes a series of easy to follow step-by-step visuals based on the RAINWATCH training presentations to help new users/priducers of information understand the different views and content to make informed selections of the available content for their decision use cases.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:No
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Walker Institute
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:85564
Uncontrolled Keywords:RAINWATCH Drought monitoring Climate Information Services Africa Sahel Technological platform Global Framework
Publisher:Zenodo - CERN Repository

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