Characteristics and drivers of drought in Europe-a summary of the DROUGHT-R&SPI project

Lena M. Tallaksen, James H. Stagge, Kerstin Stahl, Lukas Gudmundsson, Rene Orth, Sonia I. Seneviratne, Anne F. van Loon, Henny A.J. van Lanen

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Abstract

A prerequisite to mitigate the wide range of drought impacts is to establish a good understanding of the drought generating mechanisms from their initiation as a meteorological drought through to their development as soil moisture and hydrological drought. The DROUGHT-R&SPI project has contributed to increased understanding of: (i) drought as a natural hazard through analysis of historical large-scale droughts in Europe, (ii) drought-controlling mechanisms for various scales, including large-scale climate drivers and local-scale processes, (iii) the potential for drought early warning and forecasting, and (iv) suitable drought indicators. The results provide new insight into key characteristics and drivers of major historical droughts as well as projected future drought. The paper summarises the main outcomes of these studies and identifies further research needs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing - Proceedings of the International Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing
EditorsJ. Andreu, A. Solera, J. Paredes-Arquiola , D. Haro-Monteagudo , H.A.J. van Lanen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages15-22
ISBN (Print)9781138027794
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, 2015 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 201513 Mar 2015

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, 2015
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period10/03/1513/03/15

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Tallaksen, L. M., Stagge, J. H., Stahl, K., Gudmundsson, L., Orth, R., Seneviratne, S. I., ... van Lanen, H. A. J. (2015). Characteristics and drivers of drought in Europe-a summary of the DROUGHT-R&SPI project. In J. Andreu, A. Solera, J. Paredes-Arquiola , D. Haro-Monteagudo , & H. A. J. van Lanen (Eds.), Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing - Proceedings of the International Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing (pp. 15-22). CRC Press/Balkema.