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This paper presents results from a project for the development of drought monitoring tools at regional to sub-continental scales.The methodology is based on the analysis of multi-year sets of daily AVHRR data, daily meteorological data and various surface characteristics held as coverages in a GIS (ie digital elevation model, soil types,and land cover types).Results will be presented for the use of meteorological indices, satellite based indices and process based indicators such as the evaporative fraction. Examples are shown for the regions of Andalusia in southern Spain and Sicily in southern Italy.

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Authors: VOGT J, SAI Ispra (IT);VIAU A, SAI Ispra (IT);BEAUDIN I, SAI Ispra (IT);NIEMEYER S, SAI Ispra (IT);SOMMA F, SAI Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Satellite based observation: a tool for the study of the Mediterranean Basin
Availability: Available from DG XIII as Paper EN 41913 ORA
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