North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability

@inproceedings{Fernandes2011NorthTA,
  title={North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability},
  author={K{\'a}tia V.S. Fernandes and Walter E. Baethgen and S{\'e}rgio Bernardes and R. DeFries and Don Dewitt and Lisa Goddard and Waldo Lavado and Dong Eun Lee and Christine Padoch and Miguel Pinedo and V{\'a}squez and Mar{\'i}a Uriarte},
  year={2011}
}
[1] The prevailing wet climate in the western Amazon is not favorable to the natural occurrence of fires. Nevertheless, the current process of clearing of humid forests for agriculture and cattle ranching has increased the vulnerability of the region to the spread of fires. Using meteorological stations precipitation and the Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Active‐Fires (AF) during 2000–2009, we show that fire anomalies vary closely with July‐August‐ September (JAS) precipitation… CONTINUE READING