Incorporating satellite data into weather index insurance

Emily Black, Helen Greatrex, Matthew Young, Ross Maidment

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Remotely sensed data, such as satellite-based rainfall estimates have become a key tool to allow water-index-based insurance (WII) to scales where it could meaningfully impact poverty. A challenge when using satellite data involves choosing which of the many satellite products to select. Remotely sensed data can be used to extend WII to millions of farmers in Africa and other countries, potentially mitigating their exposure to climate-related risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ES203-ES206
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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