Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1960 - 2007)

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Originator: National Interagency Coordination Center
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1960 - 2007)
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Online_Linkage: http://nca2009.globalchange.gov/ecosystems
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In the western United States, both the frequency of large wildfires and the length of the fire season have increased substantially in recent decades, due primarily to earlier spring snowmelt and higher spring and summer temperatures (Westerling, A. L., H. G. Hidalgo, D. R. Cayan, and T. W. Swetnam). These changes in climate have reduced the availability of moisture, drying out the vegetation that provides the fuel for fires. Alaska also has experienced large increases in fire, with the area burned more than doubling in recent decades. As in the western United States, higher air temperature is a key factor. In Alaska, for example, June air temperatures alone explained approximately 38 percent of the increase in the area burned annually from 1950 to 2003 (Ryan, M. G., S. R. Archer, R. Birdsey, C. Dahm, L. Heath, et 2008) Credit: USGCRP, National Interagency Coordination Center
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REFERENCE: National Interagency Coordination Center 2008 Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1960 - 2007) Boise, ID National Interagency Coordination Center
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REFERENCE: Westerling, A. L., H. G. Hidalgo, D. R. Cayan, and T. W. Swetnam 2006 "Warming and Earlier Spring Increase Western U.S. Forest Wildfire Activity." 313 5789 Science 940-943
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REFERENCE: Ryan, M. G., S. R. Archer, R. Birdsey, C. Dahm, L. Heath, J. Hicke, D. Hollinger, T. Huxman, G. Okin, R. Oren et a,edited by P. Backlund, A. Janetos, D. Schimel, J. Hatfield, K. Boote, P. Fay, L. Hahn, C. Izaurralde, B. A. Kimball, T. Mader et al.l 2008 Land Resources." In The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States Vol. Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.3. Washington, D.C. Department of Agriculture 75-120
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Ending_Date: 20081231
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST FIRE SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: Climate Diagnostics
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 202 223 6262
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Resource_Description: USGCRP-USWildfires1983-2008
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Metadata_Date: 20120504
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120504
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Postal_Code: 20706
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