Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
24 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 24 Jul 2023

Estimating the effects of meteorology and land cover on fire growth in Peru using a novel difference equation model

Harry Podschwit, William Jolly, Ernesto Alvarado, Andrea Markos, Satyam Verma, Sebastian Barreto-Rivera, Catherine Tobón-Cruz, and Blanca Ponce-Vigo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-742', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Harry Podschwit, 26 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-742', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Jan 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Harry Podschwit, 26 Mar 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-742', Anonymous Referee #3, 07 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Harry Podschwit, 26 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Apr 2023) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Harry Podschwit on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Jun 2023) by Kirsten Thonicke
ED: Publish as is (07 Jun 2023) by Ricardo Trigo (Executive editor)
AR by Harry Podschwit on behalf of the Authors (20 Jun 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We developed a model of fire spread that assumes that fire spreads in all directions at a constant speed and is extinguished at a constant rate. The model was fitted to 1003 fires in Peru between 2001 and 2020 using satellite burned area data from the GlobFire project. We fitted statistical models that predicted the spread and extinguish rates based on weather and land cover variables and found that these variables were good predictors of the spread and extinguish rates.
Final-revised paper