Impact of meteorological drought on crop yield on pan-European scale, 1979-2009

Larissa Gunst, Francisco Castro Rego, Susana Dias, Carlo Bifulco, James H. Stagge, Marta Rocha, Henny van Lanen

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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between crop yield anomalies of five major crops and meteorological indices on the pan-European scale. The crop yield data were obtained from Eurostat for the EU administrative Regions (NUTS). The meteorological indices (Standardized Precipitation Index, SPI, and Standardized Precipitation and Evaporation Index, SPEI) were derived from the WATCH Forcing Data for the administrative regions. Linear regression and the moving average were applied to de-trend the crop yield data. Pearson correlation analyses was carried out to explore the relationship between crop yield anomalies and SPI and SPEI. This study built upon an investigation on the relationship between crop yield losses and drought in Portugal.

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
Pages113-118
ISBN (Print)9781138027794
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing, 2015 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 201513 Mar 2015

Conference

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

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