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The rainfall factor in lightning-ignited wildfires in Catalonia

Autor
Pineda, N.; Rigo, T.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Agricultural and forest meteorology
Data de publicació
2017-05-28
Volum
239
Pàgina inicial
1
Pàgina final
15
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.03.016 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192317301211 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
Wildland fires originated by lightning in Catalonia (NE Spain) are systematically examined through the use of lightning and precipitation data. The region of study, with a Mediterranean climate, is prone to summer wildfires. Despite being mainly anthropogenic, lightning-ignited fires (10%) are relevant as they can trigger large fires. Given that the lightning efficiency in Catalonia is of 1/1400 fires per lightning, the ability to identify potential ignition candidates among the whole lightning ...
Paraules clau
Holdover fire, Lightning-ignited wildfire, Mediterranean basin fire regime, Quantitative precipitation estimates

Participants

  • Pineda Rüegg, Nicolau  (autor)
  • Rigo Ribas, Tomeu  (autor)