Multi-decadal increase of forest burned area in Australia is linked to climate change

  title={Multi-decadal increase of forest burned area in Australia is linked to climate change},
  author={Josep G. Canadell and Cp Meyer and Garry D Cook and Andrew J. Dowdy and Peter R. Briggs and J{\"u}rgen Knauer and Acacia S. Pepler and Vanessa Haverd},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Fire activity in Australia is strongly affected by high inter-annual climate variability and extremes. Through changes in the climate, anthropogenic climate change has the potential to alter fire dynamics. Here we compile satellite (19 and 32 years) and ground-based (90 years) burned area datasets, climate and weather observations, and simulated fuel loads for Australian forests. Burned area in Australia’s forests shows a linear positive annual trend but an exponential increase during autumn… 

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