Welcome to EOWAVE
EOWAVE is funded by the TU Wien Science Award 2015 awarded to Wouter Dorigo
Global warming is expected to amplify the global water cycle, which will lead to an increase the frequency and intensity of storms, floods, and droughts. The negative impact of droughts on vegetation will impact future food security and reduce the efficiency of vegetation as a sink of atmospheric carbon-dioxide, thus further exacerbating global warming. However, climate model predictions are uncertain as the long-term effects of drought on vegetation are only poorly understood due to lack of suited observational data. But the recent release of various long-term satellite-based datasets of soil moisture (produced by TU Wien) and vegetation has created new avenues. EO-WAVE will use these datasets to unravel the role of water availability in driving vegetation growth and to asses how climate change has affected this relationship. The results will be used to improve state-of-the-art climate models that support the IPCC climate assessments.
- Last year's global soil moisture conditions featured in "BAMS State of the Climate in 2015"
- Spiegel interviews Wouter Dorigo
- Matthias Forkel co-authors studies in GRL and AFM
- EOWAVE presentations at ESA Living Planet Symposium
- EOWAVE presentations at EGU
- Wissenschaftspreis für Matthias Forkel
- Wouter Dorigo co-authors paper on drought impacts on sea grasses in Current Biology
- Special Issue on Satellite Soil Moisture published in JAG
- Our paper was the top-most saved RSE paper on Mendeley in 2015
- Publication in "Science" by Matthias Forkel: "Increased boreal plant growth has enhanced yearly atmospheric CO2 fluctuations"
- ESA Living Planet 2015 fellowship to Matthias Forkel and Wouter Dorigo: "Soil moisture controls on fire emissions"
- Special Issue on Satellite Soil Moisture - part 1 published