Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-4019-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-4019-2022
Research article
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19 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2022

Drivers of extreme burnt area in Portugal: fire weather and vegetation

Tomás Calheiros, Akli Benali, Mário Pereira, João Silva, and João Nunes

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Fire weather indices are used to assess the effect of weather on wildfires. Fire weather risk was computed and combined with large wildfires in Portugal. Results revealed the influence of vegetation cover: municipalities with a prevalence of shrublands, located in eastern parts, burnt under less extreme conditions than those with higher forested areas, situated in coastal regions. These findings are a novelty for fire science in Portugal and should be considered for fire management.
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