Drought intensities and remote sensing derived biomass productivity over rainfed locations

Published: 4 December 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/svt79h6tyr.1
Muhammad Rasool Al-Kilani,


This dataset includes remote sensing derived biomass productivity as a proxy indicator for agricultural response to drought, using the FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through open-access of remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR ver. 2). The data includes Gross Biomass Water Productivity, Net Biomass Water productivity, and Total Biomass Production for the period 2009-2019. The data also includes drought intensities represented using the Standardized Precipitation Index and Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration index (SPI & SPEI) over two rainfed locations in Jordan, one in Irbid and one in Madaba. Lastly, the dataset includes governorate-level wheat production in Irbid between 1991 and 2020 based on surveys done by the Jordanian Departement of Statistics.


Steps to reproduce

Input the coordinates described in the WaPOR files' titles into the official WaPOR platform site at https://wapor.apps.fao.org/catalog/WAPOR_2/1 Drought intensities were calculated using SPEI package in R studio


German Jordanian University, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education Department of Water Science & Engineering, The University of Jordan


Meteorology, Remote Sensing, Plant Biomass Production, Drought, Productivity


German-Jordanian University

RA SNRE 04/2023