Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3489–3513, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-3489-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3489–3513, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-3489-2020

Data description paper 17 Dec 2020

Data description paper | 17 Dec 2020

A satellite-derived database for stand-replacing windthrow events in boreal forests of European Russia in 1986–2017

Andrey N. Shikhov et al.

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Severe winds are among the main causes of forest disturbances in Russia. However, compared to other European countries, windthrows in Russian forests remain substantially understudied. In this study, we compiled a new spatial database of stand-replacing (total) windthrows in the forest zone of European Russia for 1986–2017. Windthrows were delineated mainly with Landsat images. The total area of windthrows was estimated to be 2966 km2 (0.19 % of the total forest-covered area).