Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
17 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jun 2019

A high-resolution spatial assessment of the impacts of drought variability on vegetation activity in Spain from 1981 to 2015

Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Cesar Azorin-Molina, Marina Peña-Gallardo, Miquel Tomas-Burguera, Fernando Domínguez-Castro, Natalia Martín-Hernández, Santiago Beguería, Ahmed El Kenawy, Iván Noguera, and Mónica García

Data sets

Drought Indices dataset for Spain S. Begueria, B. Latorre, F. Reig, and S. M. Vicente-Serrano

Short summary
Drought is a major driver of vegetation activity in Spain. Here we used a high-resolution remote-sensing dataset spanning the period from 1981 to 2015 to assess the sensitivity of 23 vegetation types to drought across Spain. Results demonstrate that vegetation activity is controlled largely by the interannual variability of drought. Nevertheless, there are some considerable spatio-temporal variations, which can be linked to differences in land cover and aridity conditions.
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