June 28, 2021 4:44 pm
Environmental Factors Affecting Wildfire Burned Area In South-Eastern France, 1970–2019
Christos Bountzouklis, Dennis Michael Fox, and Elena Di Bernardino
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https//doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-174,2021
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Forest fires burn thousands of hectares, cause casualties, and destroy infrastructures. The study addresses the evolution of burned area in southeastern France between 1970 to 2019. With the introduction of a new fire-fighting policy in 1994, regions with large fires were heavily impacted, whereas in other areas the fires are as frequent and occur in the same locations. Burned area is associated with south facing slopes, low to intermediate inclination and low vegetation (bushes).