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

Drought indicator time series for European NUTS regions based on remote sensing data (2000-2015)

This dataset consists in a collection of remotely sensed drought indicators time series. The data was extracted from CEH's gridded remotely sensed drought indicators product (Tanguy et al., 2016; http://doi.org/10.5285/4e0d0e50-2f9c-4647-864d-5c3b30bb5f4b), which has gridded data for Europe for three drought indicators:
- 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.

These three drought indicators have been extracted for European NUTS regions (level 0, 1, 2 and 3). These have been masked with a land use land cover map to be able to study different responses for various land cover types. A simplified LULC was created, with only four classes: forest, crop, shrub and grass. One extra time series was created for all classes together.
Publication date: 2016-07-11