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Vegetation's responses to climate variability

Satellite data have allowed scientists to generate a quantitative model to assess the response rates of different ecosystems to climate variability. The index provides a tool for comparing regional sensitivity and resilience. See Letter p.229

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Huete, A. Vegetation's responses to climate variability. Nature 531, 181–182 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17301

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