Data Interoperability Tools for Regional Integrated Assessments

C.H. Porter, C. Villabolos, D. Holzworth, R. Nelson, J.W. White, I.N. Athanasiadis, M. Zhang, S.J.C. Janssen, M.J.R. Knapen, J.W. Jones, K.J. Boote, J. Hargreaves

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This chapter describes the AgMIP approach to achieving data interoperability across multiple crop models, which consists of establishing an efficient standardized data-exchange mechanism with specifications defined in accordance with international standards; implementing a flexibly structured data schema to store experimental datasets; and providing consistent procedures for supplementing model-required inputs. Some of the challenges encountered with design of data interoperability protocols involve (1) the use of heterogeneous data from disparate sources, (2) uniformly supplying the required model assumptions where data are insufficient to parameterize the crop models, (3) supplying observed and supplemental data equivalently to multiple models each with different input formats, and (4) harmonizing model outputs for use in further analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems
EditorsDaniel Hillel, Cynthia Rosenzweig
PublisherImperial College Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781783265657
ISBN (Print)9781783265633
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation

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