This Climate Research Special highlights some of the main findings from the interdisciplinary drought research (InterSucho) project. The aim of the InterSucho project was to understand drought as multifaceted extreme events at a regional scale with a focus on the Czech Republic and Central Europe, and across various time scales. Some of the topics covered in this Special are:
- Characteristics of historical and more recent drought events derived from documentary data;
- Observed drought trends, including observed trends in drought impacts;
- Response of agriculture to drought on seasonal and long-term scales;
- Expected changes and challenges arising with ongoing climate change;
- Methods to increase drought resilience starting from spatially explicit estimation of drought-related hazards to drought planning.
This special edition provides a comprehensive overview of drought and its impacts, as well as possible measures to increase resilience in the region, which is considered to be one of Europe’s climate change hot spots.
Climate Research Special 33. 2016. Volume 70, No. 2 and 3. Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY 3.0).