Canadian Forest Service Publications

Interannual to decadal changes in area burned in Canada from 1781 to 1982 and the relationship to Northern Hemisphere land temperatures. 2007. Girardin, M.-P. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 16: 557-566.

Year: 2007

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 27445

Language: English

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Abstract

Aim Temporal variability of annual area burned in Canada (AAB-Can) fro AD 1781 to 1982 is inferred from tree-ring width data. Next, correlation analysis is applied between the AAB-Can estimates and Northern Hemisphere (NH) warm season land temperatures to link recent interannual to decadal changes in area burned with large-scale climate variations. The rationale in this use of tree rings is that annual radial increments produced by trees can approximate area burned through sensing climate variations that promote fire activity.

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