Sentinel Sites

Rosenzweig et al., 2013

AgMIP collaborators use data at specific sites for calibration, evaluation, and improvement of crop models, as well as inputs for regional and global climate impact assessments (Rosenzwieg et al., 2013). To address the wide variation in data availability and quality, AgMIP has defined a tiered sentinel site approach (see Sentinel
Site Data Criteria pdf
), with tiers corresponding to the amount and quality of data available for these purposes (Figure 1).

AgMIP collaborators are encouraged to share their Sentinel Site Data with their colleagues, to facilitate group contribution to model improvement and climate impact assessment. AgMIP is designing a Database system for housing such data. Contact AgMIP Crop Modeling Coordinator Ken Boote ( or IT Coordinator Cheryl Porter ( for more information on how to contribute sentinel site data to the AgMIP database.