Feb 9, 2016

Recent Advances and Remaining Uncertainties in Resolving Past and Future Climate Effects on Global Fire Activity

A. Park Williams, John T. Abatzoglou
Current Climate Change Reports
  • Finds that the increase in area burned from 1894-2015 in the Western US corresponds with a warming-driven increase in annual evapotranspiration potential (PET)
  • This trend corresponds to approximately 78% of the increase in area burned being explained by the increase in PET