Fire Mosaics in Southern California and Northern Baja California

  title={Fire Mosaics in Southern California and Northern Baja California},
  author={R. A. Minnich},
  pages={1287 - 1294}
  • R. A. Minnich
  • Published 1983
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • In spite of suppression efforts, severe wildfires burn large areas of southern California grassland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral. Such large burns may not have been characteristic prior to the initiation of fire suppression more than 70 years ago. To compare controlled with uncontrolled areas, wildfires of southern California and adjacent northern Baja California were evaluated for the period 1972 to 1980 from Landsat imagery. Fire size and location, vegetation, year, and season were… CONTINUE READING
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