Articles | Volume 28, issue 2
Research article
19 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 19 Jan 2024

Using statistical models to depict the response of multi-timescale drought to forest cover change across climate zones

Yan Li, Bo Huang, and Henning W. Rust

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The inconsistent changes in temperature and precipitation induced by forest cover change are very likely to affect drought condition. We use a set of statistical models to explore the relationship between forest cover change and drought change in different timescales and climate zones. We find that the influence of forest cover on droughts varies under different precipitation and temperature quantiles. Forest cover also could modulate the impacts of precipitation and temperature on drought.