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The impact of twenty-first century climate change on wildland fire danger in the western United States: An applications perspective

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Year
2004

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Brown, T. J., Hall, B. L., and Westerling, A. L., 2004, The impact of twenty-first century climate change on wildland fire danger in the western United States: An applications perspective: Climatic Change, v. 62, iss. 1-3, p. 365-388.

Summary

High-temporal resolution meteorological output from the Parallel Climate Model (PCM) is used to assess changes in wildland fire danger across the western United States due to climatic changes projected in the 21st century. A business-as-usual scenario incorporating changing greenhouse gas and aerosol concentrations until the year 2089 is compared to a 1975 - 1996 base period. Changes in relative humidity, especially drying over much of the West, are projected to increase the number of days of high fire danger ( based on the energy release component (ERC) index) at least through the year 2089 in comparison to the base period. The regions most affected are the northern Rockies, Great Basin and the Southwest - regions that have already [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0165-0009

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