(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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Climate, lightning, and wildfire in the national forests of the southeastern United States : 1989-1998

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The AA. compiled the record of wildfires from each national forest unit in the southeastern United States for the period 1989 to 1998, then regressed annual fire numbers against lightning flash densities and measures of climatic drought (seasonal precipitation and Palmer Drought Severity Index, PDSI, values). Lightning-caused fires were most common in Florida, where seasonally-dry winters and high lightning-flash density elevate fire risk. Overall regression models consistently identified fire season PDSI as the most influential explanatory variable in accounting for the spatial and temporal pattern of fires


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2005, vol. 26, no2 [pp. 147-162]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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