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Identifying local-scale meteorological conditions favorable to large fires in Brazil

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This study aims to investigate local-scale meteorological conditions associated with large fires in Brazil during recent decades. We assess whether there are large fire types with preceding predictors. Our results show that large fires, defined with a threshold of a daily burned area >95th percentile of the historical record, mainly occur in August and September in Brazil, and Amazônia and Cerrado experience much higher numbers of large fires than the other biomes. There are two large fire ty...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/cli2.11

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Climate Resilience and Sustainability Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Article number:
e11
Publication date:
2021-08-02
Acceptance date:
2021-06-09
DOI:
EISSN:
2692-4587
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1188265
Local pid:
pubs:1188265
Deposit date:
2021-07-30

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