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A Large Fire Database (LFDB), which includes information on fire location, start date, final size, cause, and suppression action, has been developed for all fires larger than 200 ha in area for Canada for the 1959-1997 period. The LFDB represents only 3.1% of the total number of Canadian fires...
The area burned by forest fires in Canada has increased over the past four decades, at the same time as summer season temperatures have warmed. Here we use output from a coupled climate model to demonstrate that human emissions of greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosol have made a detectable...
Lighting, fire is the dominant natural disturbance of the western mixedwood boreal forest of North America. We quantified the independent effects of weather and forest composition oil lightning fire initiation (a detected and recorded fire start) patterns in Alberta, Canada, to demonstrate how...
Temporal variability in area burned for the Province of Ontario, Canada during the past 200 years inferred from tree-ringsDownload
Area burned variability in the province of Ontario, Canada, was inferred from 25 tree ring width chronologies covering A. D. 1781-1982 and distributed largely across the Boreal Shield. The area burned estimates account for 39.5% of the variance in the actual area burned recorded from 1917 to 1981...