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Precipitation-driven decrease in wildfires in British Columbia

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2013

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Meyn, Andrea, Schmidtlein, Sebastian, Taylor, Stephen W., Girardin, Martin P., Thonicke, Kirsten, and Cramer, Wolfgang, 2013, Precipitation-driven decrease in wildfires in British Columbia: Regional Environmental Change, v. 13, no. 1, p. 165-177.

Summary

Trends of summer precipitation and summer temperature and their influence on trends in summer drought and area burned in British Columbia (BC) were investigated for the period 1920–2000. The complexity imposed by topography was taken into account by incorporating high spatial resolution climate and fire data. Considerable regional variation in trends and in climate–fire relationships was observed. A weak but significant increase in summer temperature was detected in northeastern and coastal BC, whereas summer precipitation increased significantly in all regions—by up to 45.9 %. A significant decrease in province-wide area burned and at the level of sub-units was strongly related to increasing precipitation, more so than to changing [...]

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Reference Item
NWBLCC 20160616
Reference File
NWBLCC-20160527.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s10113-012-0319-0
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1436-3798

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