GEO contribute to European State of the Climate 2017 with C3S Long-term soil moisture
The European State of the Climate 2017 was recently published by Copernicus, the European Union's Earth Observation Programme. The TU Wien GEO CLIMERS group contributes to the report with soil moisture data produced as part of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S; https://climate.copernicus.eu/)-
The European State of the Climate 2017 covers two main themes, the Climate in 2017 and Headline Climate Indicators.
The Climate in 2017 section discusses the annual and seasonal climate of last year in comparison with the 1981-2010 climate reference period. The Headline Climate Indicators focuses on long-term key indicators for global and regional climate change.
The C3S soil moisture data produced by TU Wien GEO in collaboration wih EODC and VanderSat have been used as one of the European wet and dry indicators and to illustrate the severe drought conditions observed in 2017 in Southwest Europe.
The dataset is updated every 10 days with the latest satellite acquisitions and will distributed shortly through the C3S Climate Data Store.