Climate Advisory Services for Agriculture

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Climate Advisory Services for Agriculture

Climate change is likely to have a significant impact on forestry and agriculture. Rising C02 concentration, higher temperatures, changes in precipitation and soil moisture availability will all have significant effects on crop and tree growth. The Agricultural Climate Advisory Services (AgriCLASS ) was one of the proof of concept projects of the SIS.


Seasonal forecasts

  • The C3S regularly publishes seasonal forecast products. These products are based on data from several state-of-the-art seasonal prediction systems.
  • The seasonal forecasts include data as well as graphical products, and are updated every month – currently on the 13th day at 12 UTC. They cover a time period of six months.
  • The graphical products consist of maps or time series for a number of forecast variables (air and sea-surface temperature, atmospheric circulation and precipitation); the interface offers the facility to navigate the full set of graphics. Multi-system combinations, as well as predictions from the individual component systems, are available.

Graphical forecast products

  • Data for a larger set of variables are available from each of the contributors to the multi-system, in the original time resolution and as monthly means (including monthly-mean anomalies); these data can be accessed through the C3S Climate Data Store (CDS).

Digital forecast data and products | Prediction systems

The centres currently providing forecasts to C3S are ECMWF, The Met Office, Météo-France, the German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD), the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, CMCC) and the US National Weather Service’s NCEP (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, NCEP).

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