Trend in the frequency of meteorological droughts in Europe (1950-2015)

Figure Created 25 Feb 2020 Published 23 Mar 2020 Last modified 23 Mar 2020
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Hatching indicates the areas in which the trends are statistically significant at the 95 % percent level.


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JRC: Sciene for Disaster Risk Management 2017, doi:10.2788/842809, Figure 3.35. A drought event is defined as a continuous period of at least two months in whicht the SPI-3 is below -1 (see Spinoni et al. 2017, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.11.013).Trends are expressed in number of events per decade squared. For example, a trend of +1 means that a location will experience each decade, on average, one drought event more than in the previous decad.



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