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Interpreting Observed Changes in Drought and Wildfire Risk

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:55 -- LukeAParsons

Observations of trends in drought and wildfire over the past several decades have been widely interpreted as being associated with anthropogenic climate change. In fact, such observations are always a blend of internal (i.e. unforced) and forced climate variability. In this study the relative contributions of each to observed trends is estimated in order to provide a more complete description and understanding of recent drought and wildfire trends, and implications for future risks.  

Fasullo, J.T., B. Otto-Bliesner, and S. Stevenson
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