Ryan Teuling (Wageningen University) - Drivers of droughts and heatwave intensification mechanisms


Ryan Teuling talks about soil moisture and land surface energy balance.


Heatwaves and droughts are often strongly linked due to the increased sensible heat fluxes at the land surface warming the atmosphere above. In this talk, I will discuss how soil moisture depletion changes the land surface energy balance, and how the evolution of changes in the land surface energy balance is different for different land cover types (i.e., forest and short vegetation). The use of high-resolution satellite soil moisture data for drought monitoring is also discussed.


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