Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2979-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2979-2020
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09 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2020

A multidisciplinary drought catalogue for southwestern Germany dating back to 1801

Mathilde Erfurt, Georgios Skiadaresis, Erik Tijdeman, Veit Blauhut, Jürgen Bauhus, Rüdiger Glaser, Julia Schwarz, Willy Tegel, and Kerstin Stahl

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Droughts are multifaceted hazards with widespread negative consequences for the environment and society. This study explores different perspectives on drought and determines the added value of multidisciplinary datasets for a comprehensive understanding of past drought events in southwestern Germany. A long-term evaluation of drought frequency since 1801 revealed that events occurred in all decades, but a particular clustering was found in the mid-19th century and the most recent decade.
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