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

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Tanguy, M.; Bachmair, S.; Stahl, K.; Hannaford, J. (2016)
https://doi.org/10.5285/4e0d0e50-2f9c-4647-864d-5c3b30bb5f4b

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

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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. Application of vegetation index and brightness temperature for drought detection. Adv. Sp. Res. 15, 91–100. doi:10.1016/0273-1177(95)00079-T)

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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Wallingford
Oxfordshire
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United Kingdom
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Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
Drought
Vegetation Condition Index
VCI
NDVI
Normalised Difference Vegetation Index
Temperature Condition Index
TCI
LST
Land Surface Temperature
VHI
Vegetation Health Index
MODIS
moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer
drought
DrIVER
Drought Impacts and Vulnerability thresholds in monitoring and Early warning Research
monitoring and early warning system
CEH Topic
Environmental risk
Natural Hazards
Rees Section
INSPIRE Theme
Meteorological geographical features

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/4e0d0e50-2f9c-4647-864d-5c3b30bb5f4b
doi:10.5285/4e0d0e50-2f9c-4647-864d-5c3b30bb5f4b

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