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Biogeosciences, 17, 1655–1672, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1655-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 1655–1672, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1655-2020

Research article 27 Mar 2020

Research article | 27 Mar 2020

Quantifying impacts of the 2018 drought on European ecosystems in comparison to 2003

Allan Buras et al.

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This study compares the climatic conditions and ecosystem response of the extreme European drought of 2018 with the previous extreme drought of 2003. Using gridded climate data and satellite-based remote sensing information, our analyses qualify 2018 as the new European record drought with wide-ranging negative impacts on European ecosystems. Given the observation of forest-legacy effects in 2019 we call for Europe-wide forest monitoring to assess forest vulnerability to climate change.
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