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Forest fire risk in Spain under future climate change

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dc.contributor.author Moreno Rodríguez, José Manuel
dc.contributor.author Zavala Espiñeira, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.author Martín Calvo, María
dc.contributor.author Millán, Amparo
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-18T19:23:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-18T19:23:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Atlas of biodiversity risk es_ES
dc.identifier.isbn 978-954-642-446-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10578/8190
dc.description.abstract Forest fires play a dominant role in Spanish landscapes. During the last three decades, there were over 14,000 fires per year, which swept through ca. 200,000 ha. These fires burned a total of nearly 6 Mha, of a forested area of ca. 25 Mha. Fires occurred virtually everywhere throughout the country, except in the valleys of the large rivers, where agriculture landscapes dominate. Fire incidence, however, varied greatly between regions. Particularly ?hot? areas were the North-west (the region of Galicia), and the mountains along the Mediterranean Sea, of the Central System, and of the southern ranges. Based on data from the last decade, most fires are caused by people (97%), lightning causing only 3%. Of the human-induced fires, the majority of them were lit intentionally (ca. 60%). Negligence and other accidental causes accounted for less than 20% of all fires, and the rest were caused by unknown sources. es_ES
dc.format text/plain es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher PENSOFT es_ES
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES
dc.subject Forest fire risk es_ES
dc.subject Spain es_ES
dc.subject Climate Change es_ES
dc.title Forest fire risk in Spain under future climate change es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart es_ES
dc.relation.projectID FP7-ENV-2009-1-243888 es_ES


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