Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 313–338, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-313-2018
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 313–338, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-313-2018

Research article 28 Mar 2018

Research article | 28 Mar 2018

A bias-corrected CMIP5 dataset for Africa using the CDF-t method – a contribution to agricultural impact studies

Adjoua Moise Famien et al.

Data sets

Bias corrected GCM input data for ISIMIP Fast Track S. Hempel, K. Frieler, L. Warszawski, J. Schewe, and F. Piontek https://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2016.001

EartH2Observe, WFDEI and ERA-Interim data Merged and Bias-corrected for ISIMIP (EWEMBI) S. Lange https://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2016.004

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This study uses the cumulative distribution function transform (CDF-t) method to provide bias-corrected data over Africa using WFDEI as a reference dataset. It is shown that CDF-t is very effective in removing the biases and reducing the high inter-GCM scattering. Differences with other bias-corrected GCM data are mainly due to the differences among the reference datasets, particularly for surface downwelling shortwave radiation, which has a significant impact in terms of simulated maize yields.
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