Tanguy, M.; Bachmair, S.; Stahl, K.; Hannaford, J.

Gridded drought indices based on remote sensing data for Europe (2000-2015)

This dataset comprises three gridded drought indicators based on remote sensing data for Europe. The data has a spatial resolution of 0.05 degree and a temporal resolution of 1 month for the period going from 2000 to 2015. The three drought indicators are:
the Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) based on satellite product NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index);
the Temperature Condition Index (TCI) based on remotely sensed LST (Land Surface Temperature);
the Vegetation Health Index (VHI) which is a combination of VCI and TCI, calculated using MODIS products.

Publication date: 2016-07-11

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Format of the dataset : netCDF

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Tanguy, M.; Bachmair, S.; Stahl, K.; Hannaford, J. (2016). Gridded drought indices based on remote sensing data for Europe (2000-2015). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4e0d0e50-2f9c-4647-864d-5c3b30bb5f4b

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2000-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Supplemental information

This dataset is cited by:

Bachmair, S., Tanguy, Hannaford, J., Stahl, K., 2018. How well do meteorological indicators represent agricultural and forest drought across Europe? Environmental Research Letters, 13 , 3

Provenance & quality

Three gridded drought indicators based on remote sensing were calculated for Europe. The data has a spatial resolution of 0.05 degree and a temporal resolution of 1 month for the period going from 2000 to 2015. The three drought indicators are (i) the Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) based on satellite product NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index) (ii) the Temperature Condition Index based on remotely sensed LST (Land Surface Temperature) and (iii) the Vegetation Health Index (VHI) which is a combination of VCI and TCI. For NDVI, MODIS product MOD13C2 was used, and for LST, MODIS product MOD11C3 was used. VCI, TCI and VHI were derived using methodology described by Kogan (Kogan, F.N., 1995; https://doi.org/10.1016/0273-1177(95)00079-T)

Correspondence/contact details

Tanguy, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
McLean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Tanguy, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bachmair, S.
Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Stahl, K.
Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Hannaford, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
EPSG::CRS:84

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
DrIVER,  drought,  Drought,  Environmental risk Land Surface Temperature,  LST,  moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer,  MODIS,  monitoring and early warning system,  NDVI,  Normalised Difference Vegetation Index,  TCI,  Temperature Condition Index,  VCI,  Vegetation Condition Index,  Vegetation Health Index,  VHI
INSPIRE Theme
Meteorological geographical features