Crop Responses to Climate: Time-Series Models

  • David Lobell
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 37)


Time series of annual crop production levels, at scales ranging from experimental trials to regional production totals, are widely available and represent a useful opportunity to understand crop responses to weather variations. This chapter discusses the main techniques of building models from time series and the tradeoffs involved in the many decisions required in the process. A worked example using United States maize production is used to illustrate key concepts.


Time Series Time Series Model Maize Yield Climate Response Rainfed Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Lobell
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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