AgClimate: A case study in participatory decision support system development

N. E. Breuer, V. E. Cabrera, K. T. Ingram, K. Broad, P. E. Hildebrand

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Abstract

Potential economic benefit exists from the use of seasonal climate forecasts in agriculture. To assess potential end user attitudes toward and interests in climate data, and to provide inputs from users to the development of decision support tools, we conducted a series of surveys. Survey results affected the design, development, and enhancement of AgClimate, a web-based decision support system for minimizing climate risks to agriculture. The overall process is an example of how decision makers can participate in the research process, thereby improving the value and relevance of research products such as decision support systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-403
Number of pages19
JournalClimatic Change
Volume87
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Atmospheric Science

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Breuer, N. E., Cabrera, V. E., Ingram, K. T., Broad, K., & Hildebrand, P. E. (2008). AgClimate: A case study in participatory decision support system development. Climatic Change, 87(3-4), 385-403. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-007-9323-7