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Wind speed and relative humidity influence spatial patterns of burn severity in boreal forests of northeastern China

Posted date: October 05, 2018
Publication Year: 
2018
Authors: Wu, Zhiwei; He, Hong S.; Fang, Lei; Liang, Yu; Parsons, Russell A.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Annals of Forest Science. 75(3): 66.

Abstract

We investigated relationships between the spatial patterns of burn severity in Chinese boreal forests and weather parameters. Patch size, shape and arrangement differed between high-severity and low/moderate-severity patches.Wind speed and relative humidity were dominant weather parameters of spatial variation in burn severity. Patch size negatively correlated with relative humidity; patch complexity and aggregation positively correlated with wind speed.

Citation

Wu, Zhiwei; He, Hong S.; Fang, Lei; Liang, Yu; Parsons, Russell A. 2018. Wind speed and relative humidity influence spatial patterns of burn severity in boreal forests of northeastern China. Annals of Forest Science. 75(3): 66.