New Special Collection: Fire in the Earth System

Over the past few years, major fire seasons in fire-prone regions such as Australia and the western United States and unprecedented fire activity in fire-sensitive areas such as the Amazon basin and the Arctic have captured much attention from the public and the media—as well as the Earth and atmospheric science community. AGU is launching a new special collection across 10 journals to bring together the most up-to-date research under the theme ‘Fire in the Earth System’.
Fire has always been an important component of many ecosystems, but global warming is changing fire regimes over much of Earth’s land surface.Fire has always been an important component of many ecosystems, and of human–landscape interaction, but anthropogenic global warming is already changing fire regimes over much of Earth’s land surface [Abatzoglou et al., 2019]. Between 1979 and 2013 the length of fire-weather season increased globally by 19% [Jolly et al., 2015], and higher wildfire activity…



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