Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 19, 477–489, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-477-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 477–489, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-477-2022

Research article 28 Jan 2022

Research article | 28 Jan 2022

Spatially varying relevance of hydrometeorological hazards for vegetation productivity extremes

Josephin Kroll et al.

Data sets

A linear method for the retrieval of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from GOME-2 and SCIAMACHY data (ftp://ftp.gfz-potsdam.de/home/mefe/GlobFluo/GOME-2/gridded) P. Köhler, L. Guanter, and J. Joiner https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-2589-2015

MOD13C1 MODIS/terra vegetation indices 16-day L3 global 0.05 Deg CMG V006 K. Didan https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD13C1.006

ERA5-Land monthly averaged data from 1981 to present J. Muñoz Sabater https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.68d2bb30

ERA5 monthly averaged data on single levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.f17050d7

Global soil moisture from in situ measurements using machine learning - SoMo.ml S. O and R. Orth https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5142185.v1

Vegetation continuous fields (VCF) yearly global 0.05 deg. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC M. Hansen and X. P. Song https://doi.org/10.5067/MEaSUREs/VCF/VCF5KYR.001

GLEAM v3: satellite-based land evaporation and root-zone soil moisture (https://www.gleam.eu/#downloads) B. Martens, D. G. Miralles, ,H. Lievens, R. van der Schalie, R. A. M. de Jeu, D. Fernández-Prieto, H. E. Beck, W. A. Dorigo, and N. E. C. Verhoest https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1903-2017

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Plant growth relies on having access to energy (solar radiation) and water (soil moisture). This energy and water availability is impacted by weather extremes, like heat waves and droughts, which will occur more frequently in response to climate change. In this context, we analysed global satellite data to detect in which regions extreme plant growth is controlled by energy or water. We find that extreme plant growth is associated with temperature- or soil-moisture-related extremes.
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