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|Title:||The State of Vegetation in Europe Following the 2003 Drought|
|Authors:||GOBRON NADINE; PINTY BERNARD; MELIN FREDERIC; TABERNER MALCOLM; VERSTRAETE MICHEL; BELWARD ALAN; LAVERGNE Thomas; WIDLOWSKI JEAN-LUC|
|Citation:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING vol. 26 no. 9 p. 2013-2020|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Group|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC31183|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Multi-annual time series of remote sensing data acquired over Europe from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) and Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instruments were analysed to assess the state of health of vegetation in Spring 2004, compared to previous years. These data show (1) the dramatic impact of the 2003 drought on a variety of land cover types in Europe and (2) the recovery of most ecosystems to a normal situation in early 2004.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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