Drought Impacts on Wheat Production in the Canadian Prairie
Authors: Unai Miguel Andres, Andrea Munoz-Hernandez
Droughts are a recurrent climate phenomenon in the Canadian Prairies. Using GIS software, we have been able to track at a very fine resolution the drought conditions of the region, as well as the agricultural impacts on wheat. By identifying vulnerable regions, decision makers can provide support in a timely manner and minimize economic impacts. The primary tools used for it are, ASCII to Raster, Extract by Mask, Raster Calculator, Zonal Statistics, etc.