Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Randerson paper quoted re: wildfire risk

Date: 
Wed, 11/17/2021

A paper published by AirUCI faculty James Randerson and his team describes how Sierra Nevada wildfires could increase in number by 20 percent or more by the 2040s, and that the total burned area could increase by about 25 percent.  The findings “show how short events like heat waves impact fires,” said Aurora Gutierrez, project specialist in the Randerson group and lead author on the paper.  “What makes this novel is that we were trying to identify the role of individual temperature extremes on individual dates,” said Jim.  Read the article