Mar 14, 2016

EEE 2014: Extreme Fire Season in California: A Glimpse Into the Future?

Jin-Ho Yoon, S.-Y. Simon Wang, Robert R. Gillies, Lawr ence Hipps, Ben Kravitz, Philip J. Rasch
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main findings:

The fire season in northern California during 2014 was the second largest in terms of burned areas since 1996. An increase in fire risk in California is attributable to human-induced climate change.

Longer report:

EEE 2014 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective