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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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.