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Drought impact area during 2021 in comparison to the 2000-2020 average drought impact, in % of the country territory (EEA-38 region)

Data Visualization Created 03 Mar 2023 Last modified 15 Sep 2023
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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. 

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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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