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Response of vegetation to drought across global land biomes

Understanding the dominant time-scales at which drought most influences vegetation might help assessing the resistance and resilience of vegetation and improving our knowledge of vegetation vulnerability to climate change. In our article recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences we evaluated the response of the Earth land biomes to drought by correlating […]

Response to climate variability of large, regulated, basins

The response of hydrological systems to antecedent climatic conditions is interesting for understanding the complex relationship between climate and water resources. This is especially true in highly regulated river catchments, where human regulation interferes with the intrinsic natural complexity of large catchments hydrology. In a study recently published in Journal of Hydrology we analyzed the response […]

Article: Mediterranean water resources in a global change scenario

Mediterranean areas of both southern Europe and North Africa are subject to dramatic changes thatwill affect the sustainability, quantity, quality, and management ofwater resources. Most climate models forecast an increase in temperature and a decrease in precipitation at the end of the 21st century. This will enhance stress on natural forests and shrubs, and will result […]

Article: The extreme winter of 2010 over the Iberian Peninsula

The winter of 2010 registered the most extreme negative value of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index since the beginning of systematic instrumental records. The anomalous pressure gradient in the North Atlantic region steered a large number of low pressure systems via an unusually southern path, directly influencing Iberia and northern Africa. Large areas of Iberia-especially […]