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End of the land week

Closure of the land week
We hope you learnt a few things about the land-climate interaction and climate change throughout this week.

We went through the concepts of essential climatic variables and how to use them to track the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. We have also demonstrated how some of these variables are generated by satellite data. You had a closer look at the land-climate interaction and the essential climate variables that describe these interactions. You learned how to use and analyse satellite-based products of soil moisture and land cover to identify and quantify drought events.

You now have a better understanding of how essential climate variables may be used to monitor climate change and its influence on terrestrial ecosystems. And you gained experience in accessing and analysing satellite climate data records of the Climate Change Initiative.

We invite you to continue to the third week of this online course and learn about the essential climate variables of the cryosphere.

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