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Abstract: Wildfire occurrence is expected to increase in future climate and Land Use Land Cover (LULC) change scenarios, especially in vulnerable areas as the European Mediterranean Basin. In this study future probability of wildfire occurrence was estimated for a 20-year time period (2041?2060, centered on 2050) by applying a statistically-based regression model using LULC-derived contact areas with the forest cover (interfaces) as proxy for the human-related factor and a combination of Live Fuel Moisture Content and seasonal climate-related variables as predictors. Future wildfire occurrence was mapped under RCP 8.5 high emissions scenario in four Spanish regions with heterogeneous socioeconomic, LULC and natural fire-related characteristics at 1 km2 target spatial resolution. Results showed increased wildfire probability in ?19?73% of 1 km2 cells, observing regional differences in the variable effects. This approach could be applied to other spatial scales offering tools for planning and management actions and to obtain different possible future scenarios.
Fuente: Environmental Modelling and Software 2021, 145, 105200
Editorial: Elsevier Ltd
Fecha de publicación: 01/11/2021
Nº de páginas: 17
Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista
Proyecto español: CSO2015-73407-JIN
Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105200
SIXTO HERRERA GARCIA