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Projected Increases in Very Large Fires
Figure 4.4National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Stephanie C. Herring
This figure appears in chapter 4 of the The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment report.
Based on 17 climate model simulations for the continental United States using a higher emissions pathway (RCP8.5), the map shows projected percentage increases in weeks with risk of very large fires by mid-century (2041-2070) compared to the recent past (1971-2000). The darkest shades of red indicated that up to a 6-fold increase in risk is projected for parts of the West. This area includes the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and parts of Northern California. Gray represents areas within the continental United States where there is either no data or insufficient historical observations on very large fires to build robust models. The potential for very large fire events is also expected to increase along the southern coastline and in areas around the Great Lakes. (Figure source: adapted from Barbero et al. 2015 by NOAA)ca5c4b38-9aa8-4edc-9aea-42f1625cc45b
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This figure was created on September 10, 2015.
The spatial range for this figure is N/A° to N/A° latitude, and N/A° to N/A° longitude.
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