UCI, NASA analysis suggests higher risk than previous drought years
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Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans.
UCI Earth system science researchers Yang Chen and Jim Randerson, along with NASA colleagues, are predicting an above-average wildfire risk in the eastern Amazon region and an average to below-average fire risk in the western Amazon for the upcoming dry season.
Based on a variety of satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA researchers expect Amazon forests this year to see a below-average wildfire season.
This year’s wildfire season could be a rough one in already ravaged Amazon rain forests, according to new predictions by UC Irvine and NASA scientists.
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