TAMSAT-ALERT* is TAMSAT's decision support tool. Various applications of TAMSAT-ALERT are being piloted, including drought prediction at five locations in Ghana. The plot below shows the live updated ensemble forecast for total soil moisture for Tamale, a location in northern Ghana. The red vertical line is the day of the forecast, the green vertical lines indicate the main growing season and the grey polygon shows the climatological range. The thin black lines how ensemble forecasts/best guess historical estimates.
TAMSAT-ALERT translates the time series shown in the plot into metrics of risk, which can be used by governmental and non-governmental organisations for planning and decision support.
TAMSAT-ALERT is being developed as part of a number of projects including ERADACS
*TAMSAT-AgricuLtural dEcision suppoRT