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Drought impact area during 2023 in comparison to the 2000-2020 average for the EEA-38 regions

Data Visualization Created 27 Jun 2024 Last modified 03 Jul 2024
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The size of the impacted area is calculated annually from the sum of those 500mx500m grid cells, where both the soil moisture and the vegetation productivity anomaly was below zero, i.e. below  -1 and -0.5 standard deviation, respectively. The calculated area is computed in km2 and subsequenty expressed in proportion of the country's area as a % value. The vegetation productivity is estimated using the Medium Resolution Vegetation Phenology and Productivity datasets of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service.

- Dataset "EDO Soil Moisture Index (SMI) (version 2.1.3)", how to cite: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): EDO Soil Moisture Index (SMI) (version 2.1.3). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset]
- Figure: EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge,
provided that the source is acknowledged ( Copyright holder: European Commission, European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Medium Resolution Vegetation Phenology and Productivity: Large integral (raster 500m), Oct. 2022 provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)

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