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Sensitivity of crop water need to 2071–95 projected temperature and precipitation changes in Jamaica

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S. Curtis
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This study uses empirical models to examine the potential impact of climate change, based on a range of 100 year phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) projections, on crop water need in Jamaica.

Over the annual cycle, warming contributes to larger crop water deficits from November to April, while the drying has a greater influence from May to October. All experiments decrease crop suitability, with the largest impact from March to August.

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