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Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests.
New high-resolution images released earlier this week by NASA provide a bird’s-eye view of the areas of Earth where there is lush vegetation, as well as arid regions where the landscape is barren.
A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats.
NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres).
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The US Forest Service voiced its concern on Tuesday over the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate change, saying the issue is of great importance to scientists and policymakers alike.
An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season.
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