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Indicator

Soil moisture

Description

  • Harmonised in situ data on soil moisture are not available across the EU. Modelled soil moisture content has significantly decreased in the Mediterranean region and increased in parts of northern Europe since the 1950s, as a result of past warming and precipitation changes.
  • Significant decreases in summer soil moisture content in the Mediterranean region and increases in north-eastern Europe are projected for the coming decades.

Reference information

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Source:
EEA

Keywords

CLIM029, droughts, intense rainfall, land-management, soil moisture, soil organic matter

Climate impacts

Droughts, Flooding, Water Scarcity

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Agriculture, Forestry, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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