Last updated September 29, 2021

EEE 2016: Anthropogenic Forcings and Associated Changes in Fire Risk in Western North America and Australia During 2015/16

Main finding:

Extreme vapor pressure deficits (VPD) have been associated with enhanced wildfire risk. Using one model, we found for 2015/16 that human influences quintupled the risk of extreme VPD for western North America and increased the risk for extratropical Australia.

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Larger report:

EEE 2016 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective