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Wildland fire typologies and extreme temperatures in NE Spain

Adrián Cardil   , David Merenciano, Domingo Miguel Molina-Terrén

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 9-14 (2016)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor1939-009
Published: Nov 01, 2016 - Copyright © 2016 SISEF

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Understanding instrumental factors dealing with the development of large wildland fires is a need. Fire spread typologies and extreme temperature days were studied in the 1978-2012 period in Aragón (NE Spain). Temperature was examined at 850 hPa to characterize the low troposphere state and wildfires were grouped in three fire spread typologies: convective fires, wind-driven fires and topography-driven fires. The analysis of wildland fire propagation typologies revealed that convective fires burned the majority of total area burned, resulting in the larger and the most closely typology related to high temperature days (HTDs). Drought Code (DC) correlation with HTDs and wildland fire size was weak.


Wildland Fire, Fire Spread Patterns, Forestry, Heat Waves, Climate Change

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Adrián Cardil
David Merenciano
Domingo Miguel Molina-Terrén
School of Agrifood and Forestry Science and Engineering, University of Lleida (Spain)

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Adrián Cardil


Cardil A, Merenciano D, Molina-Terrén DM (2016). Wildland fire typologies and extreme temperatures in NE Spain. iForest 10: 9-14. - doi: 10.3832/ifor1939-009

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Davide Ascoli

Paper history

Received: Dec 09, 2015
Accepted: Aug 16, 2016

First online: Nov 01, 2016
Publication Date: Feb 28, 2017
Publication Time: 2.57 months

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