Positive feedbacks of fire , climate , and vegetation and the conversion of tropical savanna

@inproceedings{Hoffmann2002PositiveFO,
  title={Positive feedbacks of fire , climate , and vegetation and the conversion of tropical savanna},
  author={William A Hoffmann and Wilfrid Schroeder and Robert B. Jackson},
  year={2002}
}
[1] We combine general circulation modeling (GCM), remote sensing, and field results to identify a positive feedback loop in which clearing of tropical savannas results in warmer and drier climate, accelerated fire frequencies, and further tree cover loss. The GCM simulations indicate that ongoing clearing of tropical savannas increases temperatures and wind speeds and decreases precipitation and relative humidity, substantially increasing fire frequency. Using NOAA-12 satellite images and… CONTINUE READING
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