New publication explores when fire regimes shift from flammability- to fuel-limited

In this new publication, RHESSys-WMFire is used to address the overarching question: How does vegetation modulate the effects of climate change on fire regimes in a semiarid watershed? More specifically – what are the relative and opposing roles of key exogenous drivers (climate change/CO2) and key endogenous drivers (fuel load/fuel aridity) in driving fire regimes.

Ren, J., Hanan, E.J., Abatzoglou, J.T., Kolden, C.A., Tague, C.(N.)L., Kennedy, M.C., et al. (2022) Projecting future fire regimes in a semiarid watershed of the inland northwestern United States: Interactions among climate change, vegetation productivity, and fuel dynamics, Earth’s Future 10(3), e2021EF002518. doi: 10.1029/2021EF002518

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