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Drought impact on ecosystems in Europe, 2000-2019

Dashboard (Tableau)
Prod-ID: DAS-275-en
Published 26 Oct 2021
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Yearly vegetation productivity during 2000-2019 are analysed in areas under drought pressure, measured as precipitation shortages and low soil moisture content. Vegetation productivity values are disaggregated and detailed by year and by detailed land cover categories. Strong negative values indicate strong drought intensity, with vegetation productivity values lower than the long term average normal condition. Scroll down to the More information section for further details.

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Access the soil moisture dataset here:

https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/soil-moisture-deficit-during-the 

Access the vegetation productivity dataset here:

https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/annual-above-ground-vegetation-productivity 

Standardized anomalies of yearly vegetation productivity during 2000-2019 are analyzed in areas with statistically significant drought pressure measured as precipitation shortages and low soil moisture content.

Anomalies are expressed in standard deviations compared to the long term average vegetation productivity conditions for each 500m grid cell in the EEA39 region. Negative vegetation productivity anomalies indicate vegetation productivity conditions that are less than the long term normal condition.

The extent of the impacted area is calculated from the sum of those grid cells where the vegetation productivity anomaly was below -1 standard deviation in the given year.

In order to exclude low vegetation anomaly signals in the time series, only those grid cells were considered in this analysis where the Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2000-2018 series indicated no land use change between 2000-2018.

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