Category Archives: Ecohydrology and Agroclimatology

Inertia or reprise? Reconstructing recent alpine treeline dynamics in relation to climate change.

Alpine treelines (the altitudinal limit of the habitat at which trees are capable of growing) are considered monitors of the effects of climate change on forest growth and dynamics. Treelines are expected to react to current climate warming by showing upslope migrations. However, treeline dynamics are often characterized by lagged responses to rising temperatures, that […]

Evidencia del incremento de las sequías sobre la Península Ibérica

La posible existencia de tendencias en la magnitud y frecuencia de eventos climáticos extremos es uno de los aspectos más debatidos del cambio climático. Así sucede con la sequía, uno de los fenómenos climáticos más difíciles de cuantificar. Existe en la actualidad una controversia científica acerca de la tendencia global de la sequía, que no […]

Spatial-temporal analysis of the 1970’s Sahel drought

The drought in the Sahel region during most of the 1970’s is one of the most recent mega-drought episodes. Drought-caused famine killed more than 100,000 people, and left more than 750,000 dependent on international aid. Analyzing past drought episodes may help us better understand the onset and development of droughts, especially if we are able […]

SPEI R Package version 1.6

I just uploaded to CRAN the latest release of our SPEI R package, that is version 1.6. On this release we fix a number of important bugs, and made some modifications to the kern function and to the documentation. This is a list of the changes made to this version: Corrected an error in the […]