Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 559–575, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-559-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 559–575, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-559-2022

Research article 21 Feb 2022

Research article | 21 Feb 2022

Past and future trends in fire weather for the UK

Matthew C. Perry et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-143', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Matthew Perry, 03 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-143', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Matthew Perry, 03 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Nov 2021) by Vassiliki Kotroni
AR by Matthew Perry on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2022) by Vassiliki Kotroni
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (13 Jan 2022) by Vassiliki Kotroni
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Short summary
In the past, wildfires in the UK have occurred mainly in spring, with occasional events during hot, dry summers. Climate models predict a large future increase in hazardous fire weather conditions in summer. Wildfire can be considered an emergent risk for the UK, as past events have not had widespread major impacts, but this could change. The large increase in risk between the 2 °C and 4 °C levels of global warming highlights the importance of global efforts to keep warming below 2 °C.
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