Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 363–376, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-363-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 363–376, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-363-2020

Research article 03 Feb 2020

Research article | 03 Feb 2020

Wildfire ignition probability in Belgium

Arthur Depicker et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Jun 2019) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Jan Baetens on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jun 2019) by Ricardo Trigo
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Jul 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Aug 2019) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Jan Baetens on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2019) by Ricardo Trigo
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (31 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2019) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Jan Baetens on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2019) by Ricardo Trigo
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In recent years, several valuable nature reserves in Belgium have been severely damaged by wildfires. In order to optimize risk management and prepare for a possibly increasing number of such events, the first wildfire ignition probability map is developed for Belgium, based on data that were obtained from the government and newspaper articles. We find that most ignitions occur in the provinces of Limburg and Antwerp and that most causes are of anthropogenic nature (such as military exercises).
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