New Article Examines Climate Data Needs in the U.S. Corn Belt

A new study led by MCAP Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Suzanne Clark and published in Geoscience Communication examines climate information needs and priorities of stakeholders in the U.S. Corn Belt. Results reveal that stakeholders are primarily concerned with practical and tactical decision making to inform agricultural, water, and risk management and to support desired economic outcomes. The study can be used to inform development of resources that respond to these information needs and present data in a meaningful and accessible way. 

Specifically, information gathered through this study is being used to develop the Dashboard for Agricultural Water use and Nutrient Management (DAWN). DAWN is a multi-year, multi-institutional effort to create a predictive decision support tool to sustain food and energy crop production in the U.S. Corn Belt.

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