Regional climate change in the southern United States: the implications for wildfire occurrence
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): W. E. Heilman; B. E. Potter; J. I. Zerbe
Editor(s): R. A. Mickler; S. Fox
Publication Year: 1998

Cataloging Information

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • ENSO
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • Florida
  • forest management
  • Georgia
  • humidity
  • Kentucky
  • lightning caused fires
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • soil moisture
  • South Carolina
  • temperature
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • wildfires
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FRAMES Record Number: 45912
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21533
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TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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From the Summary (p.697-698) ... 'Given the importance of wildfires in the south-central and southeastern United States, as reflected in the yearly totals of wildfire numbers and hectares burned, there is a need to better understand the potential ramifications of a changed climate and climate variability on wildfire activity in the region. The research results outlined in this chapter provide insight into some of the key atmospheric processes involved with wildfire occurrence in the southern states. They provide the foundation for new studies that are needed to further examine the relationship between those atmospheric processes relevant to large-scale climatic changes and the smaller-scale atmospheric dynamics that are most relevant to regional fire-weather development and wildfire occurrence in the southern states.'

Heilman, W. E., B. E. Potter, and J. I. Zerbe. 1998. Regional climate change in the southern United States: the implications for wildfire occurrence, in RA Mickler and S Fox eds., The productivity & sustainability of southern forest ecosystems in a changing environment. New York, Springer-Verlag New York, Ecological Studies 128, p. 683-699.