Climatology and agroclimatology atlas of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
This atlas is a study of climate and agroclimate in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the period 1990–2019 based on the downscaling of long-term observation data. It has been produced as part of the “Strengthening Agro-Climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao People’s Democratic Republic project. It aims to support the achievement of the Lao government’s priority targets, as set out in the country’s Ninth National Socio-Economic Development Plan (2021–2025). The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) is the main body responsible for the national climate database and producing climate statistics. The Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALAM) also provided expertise in the use of advanced downscaling technologies. This Atlas presents the results of the work carried out by these bodies. The information describes in detail the country’s climate and how it has changed over the last 30 years.