3.6 The 2015 Wildfire Season: 420,002,015th Year of Biomass Burning on Earth

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 2:45 PM
Room 338/339 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Timothy J. Brown, DRI, Reno, NV

Drought conditions across much of the West have exacerbated this season's fire potential. In the U.S., Alaska has had a very active fire season with large area burned. To date large fires have occurred in California and the Pacific Northwest. Dry fuels have also allowed for extensive fires in western Canada. Smoke from these fires extended over vast distances. Greece has also had an active fire season. This presentation highlights the 2015 wildfire season, emphasizing the role of weather and climate, and key events and impacts through pictures and narrative.
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