Climatic and topographic controls on patterns of fire in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains, USA

@article{Flatley2010ClimaticAT,
  title={Climatic and topographic controls on patterns of fire in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains, USA},
  author={William T. Flatley and Charles W. Lafon and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={195-209}
}
Climate and topography are two important controls on spatial patterns of fire disturbance in forests globally, via their influence on fuel moisture and fuel production. To assess the influences of climate and topography on fire disturbance patterns in a temperate forest region, we analyzed the mapped perimeters of fires that burned during 1930–2003 in two national parks in the eastern United States. These were Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) in the southern Appalachian Mountains and… CONTINUE READING
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