Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
13 Apr 2010
 | 13 Apr 2010

Temporal patterns of fire sequences observed in Canton of Ticino (southern Switzerland)

L. Telesca, M. Kanevski, M. Tonini, G. B. Pezzatti, and M. Conedera

Abstract. Temporal dynamical analysis in fire sequences recorded from 1969 to 2008 in Canton Ticino (Switzerland) was carried out by using the Allan Factor statistics. The obtained results show the presence of daily periodicities, superimposed to two time-scaling regimes. The daily cycle vanishes for sequences of higher altitude fires, for which a single scaling behaviour is observed.