Hugo Carvalho de Almeida, João Pedro Gonçalves Nobre, Eli Moisés dos Santos Silva, Fabrício Daniel dos Santos Silva


The performance of four global models, together with two scenarios of climate change, was evaluated in five municipalities of the State of Alagoas, for precipitation, minimum and maximum temperature. The input data of the model were obtained through the conventional meteorological stations of the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET), arranged between 1961 and 2016. Estimation of corn yield was obtained through the theoretical model which relates losses in productivity and water deficiency during the phenological phases of the crop. A post-processing technique of global climate model outputs (statistical downscaling) was used, thus, a better visualization in time and space. The precipitation and temperature series were used for the period 2021-2080 estimating the yield losses of maize, comparing to the historical average values of the period 1961-2016, evaluating the impacts of possible climatic changes on crop yield. The scenarios have values of losses very close to and indicate a prediction of increased productivity loss in the period 2021-2080 for Água Branca, Pão de Açúcar and Palmeira dos Índios, and decrease of losses, that is, increase of productivity, for Maceió and Mainly Porto de Pedras. This result is directly associated to the predictions of rainfall reduction in the interior of the State, encompassing the cities of Água Branca, Pão de Açúcar and Palmeira dos Índios, a slight increase in precipitation for Maceió and a more significant increase in precipitation in Porto de Pedras.


Climatology; Statistical Downscaling; Agrometeorological Model.

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