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Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Climate Influence of Forest Fires in Fujian Province, China

Zeng, Aicong and Yang, Song and Zhu, He and Tigabu, Mulualem and Su, Zhangwen and Wang, Guangyu and Guo, Futao (2022). Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Climate Influence of Forest Fires in Fujian Province, China. Forests. 13 :3 , 423
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Abstract

Climate determines the spatiotemporal distribution pattern of forest fires by affecting vegetation and the extent of drought. Thus, analyzing the dynamic change of the forest fire season and its response to climate change will play an important role in targeted adjustments of forest fire management policies and practices. In this study, we studied the spatiotemporal variations in forest fire occurrence in Fujian Province, China using the Mann-Kendall trend test and correlation analysis to analyze Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data from 2001 to 2016 and meteorological data. The results show that forest fire occurrence rose first and then declined over the years, but the proportion of forest fires during the fire prevention period decreased. The forest fires increased significantly in spring and summer, exceeding the forest fires occurring in the fire prevention period in 2010. The spatial distribution of forest fires decreased from northwest to southeast coastal areas, among which the number of forest fires in the northwest mountainous areas was large in autumn and winter. The fire risk weather index was strongly and positively correlated with forest fire occurrence across various sites in the province. The findings accentuate the need for properly adjusting the fire prevention period and resource allocation, strengthening the monitoring and early warning of high fire risk weather, and publicizing wildfire safety in spring and summer. As the forest fire occurrence frequency is high in the western and northwest mountainous areas, more observation towers and forest fire monitoring facilities should be installed.

Authors/Creators:Zeng, Aicong and Yang, Song and Zhu, He and Tigabu, Mulualem and Su, Zhangwen and Wang, Guangyu and Guo, Futao
Title:Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Climate Influence of Forest Fires in Fujian Province, China
Series Name/Journal:Forests
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:13
Number:3
Article number:423
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:1999-4907
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
Keywords:forest fire trends, forest fire occurrence, forest fire season, FWI, spatial and temporal fire distribution
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116796
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116796
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/f13030423
Web of Science (WoS)000775713000001
ID Code:27662
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:29 Apr 2022 12:37
Metadata Last Modified:29 Apr 2022 12:41

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