Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 313–338, 2018
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 313–338, 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.


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Short summary
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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