Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Research article
22 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 22 Sep 2017

The predictability of reported drought events and impacts in the Ebro Basin using six different remote sensing data sets

Clara Linés, Micha Werner, and Wim Bastiaanssen


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (24 May 2017) by Hannah Cloke
AR by Clara Linés on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jun 2017) by Hannah Cloke
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Jul 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Aug 2017) by Hannah Cloke
AR by Clara Linés on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper aims at identifying Earth observation data sets that can help river basin managers detect drought conditions that may lead to impacts early enough to take mitigation actions. Six remote sensing products were assessed using two types of impact data as a benchmark: media records from a regional newspaper and crop yields. Precipitation, vegetation condition and evapotranspiration products showed the best results, offering early signs of impacts up to 6 months before the reported damages.