1. Data Sources
The data sources used for the assessment of the interpolation methods for EFAS are the JRC MARSSTAT data base, daily available from 1978 up to now, and the High Resolution Rainfall and Mean Temperature from Central Europe, available from year 1991 to 2002.
1.1 The MARS-STAT data base
The JRC-MARS project (Monitoring Agriculture through Remote Sensing techniques) provides timely information on the agricultural production to be expected in the current season, used by the European Commission for the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Available products include:
- maps of weather indicators based on observations and numerical weather models
- maps and time profiles of crop indicators based on agro-meteorological models
- maps of vegetation indices and cumulated dry matter based on remote sensing images