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DOI 10.1126/sciadv.abb9668
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) The rise of compound warm-season droughts in Europe
Autor Markonis, Y.; Kumar, R.; Hanel, M.; Rakovec, O. ORCID logo ; Máca, P.; AghaKouchak, A.
Journal / Serie Science Advances
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Department CHS
Band/Volume 7
Heft 6
Seite von eabb9668
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract Drought is one of the main threats to food security and ecosystem productivity. During the past decades, Europe has experienced a series of droughts that caused substantial socioeconomic losses and environmental impacts. A key question is whether there are some similar characteristics in these droughts, especially when compared to the droughts that occurred further in the past. Answering this question is impossible with traditional single-index approaches and also short-term and often spatially inconsistent records. Here, using a multidimensional machine learning–based clustering algorithm and the hydrologic reconstruction of European drought, we determine the dominant drought types and investigate the changes in drought typology. We report a substantial increase in shorter warm-season droughts that are concurrent with an increase in potential evapotranspiration. If shifts reported here persist, then we will need new adaptive water management policies and, in the long run, we may observe considerable alterations in vegetation regimes and ecosystem functioning.
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Markonis, Y., Kumar, R., Hanel, M., Rakovec, O., Máca, P., AghaKouchak, A. (2021):
The rise of compound warm-season droughts in Europe
Sci. Adv. 7 (6), eabb9668