webXTREME

webXTREME is a new web-based tool to characterize the occurrence and intensity of extreme events in agriculture (available through www.modextreme.org/webxtreme). Objectives, which motivated its development, were: ease of access (available from any internet-connected device), simple setup, universal compatibility (no installation required), extensibility and the possibility to offer regular updating services. webXTREME was designed to help scientists and practitioners with various backgrounds to configure the solving algorithms by taking into account plant-specific thresholds and relevant time windows during the growing seasons of arable crops, grasslands and woody species. Graphical display of the results enables comparative assessments, either in space or in time. webXTREME was implemented using Shiny, an open-source web application framework for R. This allows combining the computational power of dedicated R functions with modern web technologies. webXTREME can easily be integrated into other modelling platforms (e.g. BioMA).