(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Fire synchrony and the influence of Pacific climate variability on wildfires in the Florida Keys, United States

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HARLEY G.L. (1) ; GRISSINO-MAYER H.D. (2) ; HORN S.P. (2) ; BERGH C. ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Geology, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, ETATS-UNIS


This article investigates relationships between climate variability and wildfires in endangered pine rockland communities in the Florida Keys (Big Pine Key and No Name Key islands), United States. Superposed epoch analysis revealed that widespread fires on BPK occurred during years that were drier than average and when constructive phases of El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation occurred three years and one year prior to fires. Although fire years were temporally synchronous between the two islands during the period between 1818 and 1924, it did not find significant relationships between climate and fire on the smaller NNK, which suggests that island size influences the ability to detect broad-scale climate forcing of wildfires in the Florida Keys


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no1 [pp. 1-19]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl., 2 cartes




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