Our climate is ever-changing, and the stress these conditions are placing on our crops is tremendous. Drought, increasing rainfall, and extreme weather conditions are adversely affecting the health of our soil as well as the hydrological cycle. In order to study current and future weather patterns in different regions across the globe, researchers need accurate modeling tools based on atmospheric data.
Accurately modeling variables such as precipitation and drought requires long-term, high-resolution, and high-quality data for a number of different variables. However, datasets that meet these requirements are often not available, especially across large swaths of land in the Global South, such as Africa and South America.