Online WOFOST is a fast way to run WOFOST for regions in the world where wheat, maize and soy bean are dominantly cropped using (as much as possible) local relevant data.
Hands-on experience of WOFOST is possible via WOFOST-online. It is a fast way to run WOFOST for regions in the world where wheat, maize and soy bean are dominantly cropped using (as much as possible) local relevant data.
This application requires a username and password that can be requested by sending an e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Input is taken from the following global data sets:
- Weather: ECWMF-ERA5, aggregated to daily timesteps and adapted to finer topography, finer land use pattern and finer land-sea delineation of the ECMWF operational model at 0.1 degree grid.
- Soil: WISE30SEC version 1.0 (Batjes, 2015)
- Crop: start and phenological related TSUM parameters based on regional GAEZ calendars
- Crop delineation: based on the Global Food Security Support Analysis Data (GFSAD) Crop Dominance 2010 Global 1 km
- Model: crop parametrisation as default WOFOST files
- Results are given for two yield levels: potential (Yp) and water-limited (Yw). More information can be found on the Global yield gap atlas website
- Crop data has limited local relevance as it has been derived from regional calendars. Next release will include the possibilty to enter a location specific planting date and crop cycle length
- Winter wheat simulation starts at the moment of “regrowth” (in spring).
- The initialization of soil water, relevant for the water-limited simulation, starts halfway between field capacity and wilting point and runs 1 month before emergence.
- The cumulated rainfall includes rainfall from the start of the initialization, thus 1 month before emergence.