Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 257–276, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-257-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 257–276, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-257-2020

Data description paper 10 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 10 Feb 2020

A spatially explicit database of wind disturbances in European forests over the period 2000–2018

Giovanni Forzieri et al.

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A spatially-explicit database of wind disturbances in European forests over the period 2000-2018 G. Forzieri, M. Pecchi, M. Girardello, A. Mauri, M. Klaus, C. Nikolov, M. Rüetschi, B. Gardiner, J. Tomaštík, D. Small, C. Nistor, D. Jonikavicius, J. Spinoni, L. Feyen, F. Giannetti, R. Comino, A. Wolynski, F. Pirotti, F. Maistrelli, S. Ionut, W. Lucas-Stephanie, K. Stefan, K. Zieba-Kulawik, P. Strejczek-Jazwinska, M. Mokroš, F. Stefan, L. Krejci, I. Haidu, M. Nilsson, P. Wezyk, F. Catani, Y.-Y. Chen, S. Luyssaert, G. Chirici, A. Cescatti, and P. S. A. Beck https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9555008.v2

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Strong winds may uproot and break trees and represent a risk for forests. Despite the importance of this natural disturbance and possible intensification in view of climate change, spatial information about wind-related impacts is currently missing on a pan-European scale. We present a new database of wind disturbances in European forests comprised of more than 80 000 records over the period 2000–2018. Our database is a unique spatial source for the study of forest disturbances at large scales.