Weather data and forecasts for agriculture
Use of weather data and satellite technology for decreasing risks in agriculture
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One of the spheres where data received from satellites are used effectively is agriculture. There is a range of agricultural problems which can be solved with the help of these data. Using satellite data one can judge about the level of cultivation of soil in specified area, identify actively cultivated and abandoned fields and define their configuration.
Peculiarities of weather forecast for agriculture. Generally, as science and modern technologies evolve, the dependence of crop on weather seems to decrease but of course there is still some correlation of yield amount and weather conditions. Nevertheless, crop loss can be reduced significantly by adjusting taken measures that are based on well-timed and accurate weather forecast.
OpenWeather blog: Weather API, Agro API, Satellite data
In frames of cooperation with Belaya Dacha group with the aim to define risks while planning business in areas that were not cultivated before, OpenWeatherMap has provided historical data for the period of 5 years of two hard-to-reach locations of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.