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Santiago Beguería

73 shared publications

Estación Experimental de Aula Dei; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (EEAD-CSIC); Zaragoza Spain

Diego G. Miralles

57 shared publications

Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management—Ghent University; Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Christina (Naomi) Tague

56 shared publications

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA

J. Ignacio López-Moreno

30 shared publications

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC), CSIC, Avenida Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain

Eduard Pla

12 shared publications

Centre de Reserca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A high-resolution spatial ass essment of the impacts of drought variability on vegetation activity in Spain from 1981 to... Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Cesar Azorin-Molina, Marina Peña-... Published: 27 November 2018
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, doi: 10.5194/nhess-2018-356
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Drought is a major driver of vegetation activity in Spain, with significant impacts on crop yield, forest growth, and the occurrence of forest fires. Nonetheless, the sensitivity of vegetation to drought conditions differs largely amongst vegetation types and climates. We used a high-resolution (1.1km) spatial dataset of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for the whole Spain spanning the period from 1981 to 2015, combined with a another newly developed dataset of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) to assess the sensitivity of vegetation types to drought across Spain. In specific, this study explores the drought time scales at which vegetation activity shows its highest response to drought severity at different moments of the year. Results demonstrate that − over large areas of Spain − vegetation activity is controlled largely by the interannual variability of drought. More than 90% of the land areas exhibited statistically significant positive correlations between the NDVI and the SPEI during dry summers (JJA). Nevertheless, there are some considerable spatio-temporal variations, which can be linked to differences in land cover and aridity conditions. In comparison to other climatic regions across Spain, results indicate that vegetation types located in arid regions showed the strongest response to drought. Importantly, this study stresses that the time scale at which drought is assessed is a dominant factor in understanding the different responses of vegetation activity to drought.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Influence of Climate and Land-Cover Scenarios on Dam Management Strategies in a High Water Pressure Catchment in Nor... J. Zabalza-Martínez, S. M. Vicente-Serrano, J. I. López-More... Published: 16 November 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10111668
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This paper evaluates the response of streamflow in a Mediterranean medium-scaled basin under land-use and climate change scenarios and its plausible implication on the management of Boadella–Darnius reservoir (NE Spain). Land cover and climate change scenarios supposed over the next several decades were used to simulate reservoir inflow using the Regional Hydro-Ecologic Simulation System (RHESsys) and to analyze the future impacts on water management (2021–2050). Results reveal a clear decrease in dam inflow (−34%) since the dam was operational from 1971 to 2013. The simulations obtained with RHESsys show a similar decrease (−31%) from 2021 to 2050. Considering the ecological minimum flow outlined by water authorities and the projected decrease in reservoir’s inflows, different water management strategies are needed to mitigate the effects of the expected climate change.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations New documentary evidence of the Tungurahua eruption on April 23, 1773, Ecuador Fernando Domínguez-Castro, Andrés González, Ricardo García-H... Published: 05 September 2018
Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-018-3474-x
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations An early record of ball lightning: Oliva (Spain), 1619 Fernando Domínguez-Castro Published: 24 May 2018
History of Geo- and Space Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hgss-9-79-2018
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In a primary documentary source we found an early record of ball lightning (BL), which was observed in the monastery of Pi (Oliva, southeastern Spain) on 18 October 1619. The ball lightning was observed by at least three people and was described as a “rolling burning vessel” and a “ball of fire”. The ball lightning appeared following a lightning flash, showed a mainly horizontal motion, crossed a wall, smudged an image of the Lady of Rebollet (then known as Lady of Pi) and burnt her ruff, and overturned a cross.
Conference 29 Reads 0 Citations A proposed robust approach for calculating the Standardized Evapotranspiration Deficit Index (SEDI) at the global scale Sergio Vicente-Serrano, Diego Miralles, Fernando Dominguez-C... Published: 05 November 2017
First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle, doi: 10.3390/chycle-2017-04832
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Conference 9 Reads 0 Citations Complex spatial and temporal influences of climatic drought time-scales on hydrological droughts in natural basins of U.... Sergio Vicente-Serrano, Marina Peña-Gallardo, Jamie Hannafor... Published: 05 November 2017
First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle, doi: 10.3390/chycle-2017-04835
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