Weather data at experimental agricultural sites across Indian croplands from 1960's to 2020


The weather has a significant impact on crop growth. In the Indian agroecosystem information on the weather during a crop's growing season measured at the experimental site is scarce. We have compiled and harmonized meteorological data measured at the experimental sites for rice and spring wheat crop from various Indian agricultural institutes. These theses are available as pdf at the Krishikosh repository ( This dataset is the first of its kind, providing and combining weather data from several crop-growing regions. We are combining data from 83 theses related to rice and data from 64 theses related to spring wheat. These data are from 48 individual sites, a few of which have multiple growing seasons.

This study was supported by the ISRO-Geosphere Biosphere Programm

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Creator Varma, Gudimetla Venkateswara ORCID logo; Reddy, Kangari Narender ORCID logo; Baidya Roy, Somnath ORCID logo; Yadav, Riya ORCID logo; Vangala, Gayatri ORCID logo; Biswas, Ruchira ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 80931 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (72.917W, 8.250S, 101.150E, 45.300N); Akola; Bapatla; Bengaluru; Bhubaneswar; Brahmavara; Coimbatore; New delhi; Dhadesugur; Faizabad; Rajendranagar; Jabalpur; Jorhat; Srinagar; Kaul; Kuthulia; Madurai; Mandya; Meerut; Palampur; Pantnagar; Poonch; Raipur; Ranchi; Rajavanthi; Kanke, Ranchi; Reddipalli; Rewa; Srikakulam; Tirupati; Vadgaon Maval; Varanasi; Vellayani; Anand; Chatha; Cooch Behar; Dharwad; Gwalior; Indore; Jaipur; Jobner; Ludhiana; Nadia; Parbhani
Temporal Coverage Begin 1930-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-11-05T00:00:00Z