Fire history and climate in the southwestern United States

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Forest fire occurrence during the past three centuries was examined using historic records from documents and fire-scarred trees. The influence of climate on fire regimes was apparent in regional synchroneity of large fires and association of reduced fire activity and El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events. The latter association may have forecasting value. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-17
Number of pages12
JournalGeneral Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Issue numberRM 191
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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