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Table 1 Key model variables, parameters, and climatic variables

From: Modeling the role of environmental variables on the population dynamics of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto

Quantity Definition
n i (t) The number of An. gambiae s.s. in stage i on day t (where i = 1, 2, 3, and 4 corresponds to eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults respectively)
p i The daily survival probability of stage i
d i The average duration spent in stage i (days)
V t The volume of the breeding site on day t (ml)
E t Evaporation from the breeding site on day t (mm)
D The number of consecutive days without water in the breeding site (days)
T A Daily mean air temperature (°C)
T W Daily mean water temperature in the breeding site (°C)
R t Total rainfall on day t (mm)
T DP Dew-point temperature (°C)
RH Relative humidity (%) (can be calculated from knowledge of T A and T DP )
CF Cloud fraction
T min Minimum daily temperature (°C)
T max Maximum daily temperature (°C)
U 2 Wind speed at 2 m (ms-1)