Wildfire Simulations for California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment: Projecting Changers in Extreme Wildfire Events with a Warming Climate

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Authors

University of California, Merced

Published

2018

Description

This technical report funded by the California Energy Commission for California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment provides wildfire scenarios that incorporate impacts of climate change. Specifically, statistical models of large wildfire presence, number and size were developed for California and used to simulate individual large fire events under a wide range of future climate scenarios, as well as population and development footprint scenarios based on low, medium and high growth scenarios for the State. A large library of extreme fire events was constructed to facilitate analyses of the impact of changes in extreme events on resources in the state.

Climate Impact Tags

Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability

Resource Type Tags

Scientific study

Topics

Extent: California

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