GIEWS Earth observation – seasonal global indicators


The seasonal indicators are designed to allow easy identification of areas of cropped land with a high likelihood of water stress (drought). The indices are based on remote sensing data of vegetation and land surface temperature combined with information on agricultural cropping cycles derived from historical data, and a global crop mask. The final maps highlight anomalous vegetation growth, and potential drought, in crop zones during the growing season.

Additional Information

Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type of resource Databases
Year of Release 2018

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