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Biogeosciences, 16, 57–76, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-57-2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 57–76, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-57-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Jan 2019

Research article | 11 Jan 2019

Emergent relationships with respect to burned area in global satellite observations and fire-enabled vegetation models

Matthias Forkel et al.

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Weather, humans, and vegetation control the occurrence of fires. In this study we find that global fire–vegetation models underestimate the strong increase of burned area with higher previous-season plant productivity in comparison to satellite-derived relationships.
Weather, humans, and vegetation control the occurrence of fires. In this study we find that...
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