Dec 12, 2007

Climate change and wildfire in California

A. L. Westerling, B. P. Bryant
Climatic Change
  • Statistically models wildfire risks for California under four climatic change scenarios as functions of climate, hydrology, and topography
  • Finds that the largest changes in property damages under the climate change scenarios occurred in wildland/urban interfaces proximate to major metropolitan areas in coastal southern California, the Bay Area, and in the Sierra foothills northeast of Sacramento