Overall Green alert Drought for Europe-2019
in Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013283
Name: Europe-2019
Countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland
Start Date: Middle of Feb 2019
Duration: 256 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 350219 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 141 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

5:35 pmMon, 04 Nov 2019 05:13:00 +0100.

Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonise them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun’s heat, scientists studying glaciers said. “Glacial darkening” is where deep purple, bulbo
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Algae blooms make glaciers melt faster than thoughtFri, 01 Nov 2019 04:16:00 +0100.

“Glacial darkening” is where deep purple, bulbous algae sprout on a layer of naturally occurring dust mixed with soot from air pollution and forest fires. Their presence has been confirmed for decades but as temperatures rise, more algae ar
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Algae blooms to make glaciers melt faster than thought: ScientistsThu, 31 Oct 2019 18:32:00 +0100.

GENEVA: Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonise them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun's heat, scientists studying glaciers said. "Glacial darkening" is where deep purpl
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Algae blooms to make glaciers melt faster than thoughtThu, 31 Oct 2019 17:22:00 +0100.

Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonize them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun's heat, scientists studying glaciers say. "Glacial darkening" is where deep purple, bulbou
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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Analytical report

16/Aug/2019 10:47 UTC

Daily Maps:

22/Aug/2019 06:42 UTC

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),