Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung

Karlsruher Meteorologisches Kolloquium

Dozenten: Prof. Dr. Ch. Kottmeier, Prof. Dr. J. Orphal, Prof. Dr. T. Leisner, Prof. Dr. P. Braesicke, Prof. Dr. A. Fink, PD Dr. M. Höpfner, Prof. Dr. C. Hoose, Prof. Dr. P. Knippertz, PD Dr. M. Kunz, Prof. Dr. J. Pinto 



Probabilistic rainfall predictions for tropical agriculture in West Africa

Dienstag, 22. Oktober 2019, 16:45-17:45
KIT, Campus Süd, IMK-TRO, Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1, Geb. 30.23, Seminarraum 13. OG

Accurately predicting convective rainfall is a meteorological challenge with implications for billions of people in the Tropics, including West Africa, where agriculture is extremely rain-dependent. Addressing this, Ignitia developed a high-resolution numerical ensemble prediction system for tropical rainfall predictions. Ignitia reliably predicts the rainfall's spatiotemporal distribution allowing for improved lives and livelihoods in West Africa. Through its forecast product “iska”, Ignitia provides location-specific, SMS-based 48-hour probabilistic rainfall forecasts to about a million daily users across West Africa. The enabling of better-informed decisions through “iska” allows West African farmers to reduce crop-losses while increasing yields by 60% on average as found from field surveys.

Diese Veranstaltung ist Teil der Reihe Karlsruher Meteorologisches Kolloquium
Dr. Andreas Vallgren, Chief Science Officer

Ignitia, Schweden
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK-TRO)
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: 0721 608 43356
E-Mail:doris stenschkeZzs6∂kit edu


"CS" - KIT-Campus Süd (Universität), Gebäude 30.23 (Physikhochhaus), Seminarraum 13/2

"CN" - KIT-Campus Nord (Forschungszentrum), Gebäude 435 (IMK), Raum 2.05

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