Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

County-level analysis of the impact of temperature and population increases on California wildfire data

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

County-level analysis of the impact of temperature and population increases on California wildfire data; 2013; Article; Journal; Environmetrics; Baltar, M.; Keeley, Jon E.; Schoenberg, F. P.

Summary

The extent to which the apparent increase in wildfire incidence and burn area in California from 1990 to 2006 is affected by population and temperature increases is examined. Using generalized linear models with random effects, we focus on the estimated impacts of increases in mean daily temperatures and populations in different counties on wildfire in those counties, after essentially controlling for the overall differences between counties in their overall mean temperatures and populations. We find that temperature increase appears to have a significant positive impact on both total burn area and number of observed wildfires. Population growth appears to have a much less pronounced impact on total burn area than do annual temperature [...]

Contacts

Author :
M. Baltar, Jon E. Keeley, F.P. Schoenberg
Publisher :
Wiley

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata1033519548674985311.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
2.73 KB
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Map

Tags

Categories
Publication
Types

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Fri Sep 12 02:15:07 MDT 2014 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70124274
local-pk unknown 70124274
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/env.2257
series unknown Environmetrics

Citation Extension

journalEnvironmetrics
parts
typevolume
value25
typeissue
value6
languageEnglish
citationTypeArticle

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...