Trends in summer soil moisture in Europe
Trends refer to the period 1951 – 2012; soil moisture content was modelled using a soil moisture balance model in the upper soil horizons; summer means June to August.
Source: Adapted from Kurnik et al. (2014, 2015) .
Kurnik, B., Louwagie, G., Erhard, M., Ceglar, A. and Kajfež, L. B., 2014, 'Analysing Seasonal Differences between a Soil Water Balance Model and in Situ Soil Moisture Measurements at Nine Locations Across Europe', Environmental Modeling & Assessment 19, 19–34 (DOI: 10.1007/s10666-013-9377-z).
Kurnik, B., Kajfež-Bogataj, L. and Horion, S., 2015, 'An assessment of actual evapotranspiration and soil water deficit in agricultural regions in Europe', International Journal of Climatology 35(9), 2451–2471 (DOI: 10.1002/joc.4154).
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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