• Highlights

    – News from the DRY–2–DRY front –


    Droughts do self-propagate


    New article in Nature Geoscience demonstates that droughts self-propagate in drylands, just like wildfires.

    Drought: beneficial for heat stress?


    Our new article demonstrates that by lowering air humidity, drought can actually attenuate humans morbidity during heatwaves – see article.

    A unified framework to estimate the origins of precipitation


    A new open source software framework can trace heat and moisture through the atmosphere to establish source–receptor relationships – read more here.

    Transpiration–SIF link demonstrated


    New evidence shows the value of SIF to estimate global transpiration and the empirical connection between these two variables. Article just published.

    Ecosystems modulated by advection


    Low GPP in water-limited regions driven by anomalous dry and warm air advection from upwind – see paper.

    New article in WRR


    Our new study challenges the watershed convention and demonstrates strong atmospheric links between catchments.

    Atmospheric demand and drought


    A new review explores the influence of atmospheric demand on drought and its response to climate change.

    A workshop full of inspiring discussions


    The drought research community is on its way to identifying and tackling the main challenges regarding the event generation and persistence.

    From drought to heatwave


    New study, published in Nature Geoscience, demonstrates how upwind droughts intensify downwind heatwaves.

    New award to the project team


    EMS Tromp Award to Diego Miralles for an outstanding achievement in biometeorology – presentation in EMS Copenhagen 2019.

    A new tool to unravel land feedbacks


    CLASS4GL is now available for investigating the dynamics of the boundary layer from weather balloons worldwide – see paper.

    Potential of SIF to constrain transpiration


    A new article in Remote Sensing by Brianna R. Pagán shows the relation between SIF/PAR and transpiration efficiency.

    On ecosystem potential evaporation


    A new article by Wouter H. Maes shows the best methods to estimate potential evaporation at FLUXNET sites.

    Workshop on transpiration


    Recent progress on the use of satellite-based solar induced fluorescence to diagnose water fluxes – Transpiration workshop at MPI Jena.


    New perspective on the topic


    Our article discussing the role of land–atmospheric feedbacks during droughts and heatwaves just got published.

    New scientific article from DRY–2–DRY


    A new paper led by Irina Petrova shows that afternoon rainfall in the Sahel occurs earlier over dry soils and moist atmospheres.

    Brianna Pagán awarded AGU grant


    DRY–2–DRY researcher Brianna Pagán is the new awardee of a Horton Research Grant, aiming to promote excellence in hydrology research.

    New article in Nature E&E


    New study published in Nature E&E shows a maximum of vegetation water use at intermediate aridity conditions.

    The project keeps rolling


    DRY–2–DRY team is finally complete with the arrival of Dominik and Jessica to the city of Ghent; welcome! – see Team.

    New article in Science


    Positive trends in vegetation density have led to cooling in semiarid regions and further warming at high latitudes – see here.

    A success at EGU 2017


    DRY–2–DRY team members present their ongoing and upcoming research at the European Geosciences Union general assembly in Vienna.

    The project is about to start!


    DRY–2–DRY kicks off with the arrival of Irina, Brianna and Hendrik at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering – see Team.