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Anthropogenic climate change contribution to wildfire-prone weather conditions in the Cerrado and Arc of deforestation

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2015 saw the strongest El Niño event in the historical record, resulting in extreme drought conditions in Brazil. As drought conditions may also lead to greater fire danger, this study uses the 2015 fire in Brazil as a case study to examine whether and to what extent human-induced climate change has contributed to the fire weather conditions in the Cerrado and the southern Amazonia transitional forests known as the Arc of deforestation. Our results show that anthropogenic climate change is in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1088/1748-9326/ac1e3a

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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:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1802-6909
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8166-5917
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Publisher:
IOP Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
9
Article number:
94051
Publication date:
2021-09-07
Acceptance date:
2021-08-17
DOI:
EISSN:
1748-9326
ISSN:
1748-9326
Language:
English
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Subtype:
Letter
Pubs id:
1191451
Local pid:
pubs:1191451
Deposit date:
2022-01-04

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