Benefits and Impacts

Agriculture + Food

Solution Areas

The global food system depends on reliable transportation, plentiful water supplies, favorable weather, and labor, to name only a few of the essentials. Yet, supply failures or extreme weather events can destroy an entire production season and severely damage producers’ businesses and livelihoods.We offer tools that predict a range of weather and soil moisture conditions, optimize planting timing, and protect crops and animals while they’re maturing.
Developing a State-of-the-Art Research and Operational Weather Forecasting Model

The model serves a wide range of meteorological applications across scales from tens of meters to thousands of kilometers. WRF has thousands of users around the world.

Predicting impacts of land-surface processes on regional weather

This technology is an important component of advanced weather and hydrological prediction.

Decision Support Tools for Farmers Decision Support Tools for Farmers Leaf Area Index (LAI) from HRLDAS on 22 April 2006.Weather, both directly and indirectly, is the critical factor in the success of a harvest and... more