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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

The contemporary fire regime of the central Appalachian Mountains and its relation to climate

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LAFON C.W. ; HOSS J.A. ; GRISSINO-MAYER H.D. ;

Abstract

This paper uses records of wildland fire to investigate the contemporary fire regime on federal lands in the central Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. During the study period (1970-2003), 1557 anthropogenic fires and 344 natural fires occurred on these lands. Anthropogenic fires burned more area than natural fires and consequently they had a shorter fire cycle. The dry conditions of spring and fall were especially favorable for burning. Moreover, on an interannual level, drought had a strong influence on the amount of fire activity

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 26, no2 [pp. 126-146]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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