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The impact of weather on maize yield

Higgins, Sarah (2013) The impact of weather on maize yield. In: LSE Research Festival 2013: Exploring Research Stories Through Visual Images, 2013-03-01. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Being able to predict potential food shortages is of vital importance. The more extreme the weather, the more likely it is that crops will be adversely impacted. Although models used to predict seasonal weather are imperfect we can still extract useful information from them. The USA is the biggest exporter of crops and a catastrophic drought would have worldwide implications on the price and availability of food. However, before a statistical forecasting model can be built, the data needs to be closely examined. Here thirty years of data from Iowa, the state which is the largest producer of maize, is analysed to see which type of weather has the biggest impact on the yield.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: © 2013 Sarah Higgins
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Departments > Statistics
Collections > LSE Research Festival 2013
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 13:01
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49238

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