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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Valentina Bacciu; Valentina Mereu; Costantino Sirca; José M. Costa-Saura; Claudio Ribotta; Donatella Spano
Publication Date: 2022

The Mediterranean region is considered one of the “hot spots” of climate change, recording a warming 20% greater than the global average, with a substantial reduction in precipitations. Furthermore, in the first decades of the 21st century, this region has seen some of the most catastrophic fire seasons in terms of impacts on society. Extreme weather patterns (e.g., extended drought, heatwaves, and windstorms) facilitate the onset and the extreme behaviour of forest fires over large fire-prone areas. Furthermore, future climate scenarios suggest an exacerbation of the current situation.

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Citation: Bacciu, Valentina; Mereu, Valentina; Sirca, Costantino; Costa-Saura, Josè Maria; Ribotta, Claudio; Spano, Donatella. 2022. A review of recent climate evolution, projected climate change and its impacts on future fire regime and behavior in the Italy-France maritime cooperation area (Sardinia, Corsica, Tuscany, Liguria and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur). Environmental Sciences Proceedings 17(1):68.

Cataloging Information

  • climate change projections
  • climate evolution
  • climate-fire relationships
  • fire danger
  • fire regimes
  • fire risk
  • France
  • Italy
  • Mediterranean Area
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