Easily and with scientific rigour, explore future climates against your DSSAT crop files. Simply select your weather file, the Global Circulation Model(s), create an ensemble if you wish to use more than one climate model (highly recommended), choose at representative concentration pathway (RCP 2.6, 4.5, 6.0 or 8.5), your year for analysis (to 2100) and perturb your weather file.
'What if' questions about how crops might respond to a different climate regime while controlling for other variables within DSSAT. For example, you may like to explore how precipitation, temperature and solar radiation may change in your area under a representative concentration pathway (RCP) of 8.5 in the year 2040. You can quickly change one or more of the climate change parameters (the GCMs applied, the RCP, the year) and run another perturbation and rerun your DSSAT model with the perturbed file.