Climate Warming, Wildfire Hazard, and Wildfire Occurrence in Coastal Eastern Spain

  title={Climate Warming, Wildfire Hazard, and Wildfire Occurrence in Coastal Eastern Spain},
  author={J. Pi{\~n}ol and J. Terradas and F. Lloret},
  journal={Climatic Change},
A climatic series (1941 to 1994) from a Mediterranean locality of NE Spain was used to calculate two wildfire hazard indices based on daily meteorological data. Both fire hazard indices increased over this period, as a consequence of increasing mean daily maximum temperature and decreasing minimum daily relative humidity. These trends were observed in both mean values of the indices and in the number of very high risk days. Annual data on the number of wildfires and burned area also show an… Expand
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