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The potential and realized spread of wildfires across Canada

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Year
2014

Citation

Wang, Xianli, Parisien, Marc-André, Flannigan, Mike D., Parks, Sean A., Anderson, Kerry R., Little, John M., and Taylor, Steve W., 2014, The potential and realized spread of wildfires across Canada: Global Change Biology, p. n/a-n/a.

Summary

Given that they can burn for weeks or months, wildfires in temperate and boreal forests may become immense (eg 100 ? 104 km2). However, during the period within which a large fire is ?active?, not all days experience weather that is conducive to fire spread; indeed most of the spread occurs on a small proportion (e.g. 1 ~ 15 days) of not necessarily consecutive days during the active period. This study examines and compares the Canada-wide patterns in fire-conducive weather (?potential? spread) and the spread that occurs on the ground (?realized? spread). Results show substantial variability in distributions of potential and realized spread days across Canada. Both potential and realized spread are higher in western than in eastern [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/gcb.12590
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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