Mixed severity fire effects within the Rim fire: Relative importance of local climate, fire weather, topography, and forest structure

@inproceedings{Kane2015MixedSF,
  title={Mixed severity fire effects within the Rim fire: Relative importance of local climate, fire weather, topography, and forest structure},
  author={Van R. Kane and C. Alina Cansler and Nicholas Povak and Jonathan Kane and Robert J. McGaughey and James A. Lutz and Derek J. Churchill and Malcolm P. North},
  year={2015}
}
Recent and projected increases in the frequency and severity of large wildfires in the western U.S. makes understanding the factors that strongly affect landscape fire patterns a management priority for optimizing treatment location. We compared the influence of variations in the local environment on burn severity patterns on the large 2013 Rim fire that burned under extreme drought with those of previous smaller fires for a study area in the Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Although much of the… CONTINUE READING