Climate teleconnections modulate global burned area

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Cardil Forradellas, AdriánCardil Forradellas, Adrián - ORCID ID
Rodrigues, Marcos
Tapia, Mario
Barbero, Renaud
Ramírez, Joaquín
Stoof, Cathelijne R.
Silva, Carlos Alberto
Mohan, Midhun
Miguel Magaña, Sergio deMiguel Magaña, Sergio de - ORCID ID
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Climate teleconnections (CT) remotely influence weather conditions in many regions on Earth, entailing changes in primary drivers of fire activity such as vegetation biomass accumulation and moisture. We reveal significant relationships between the main global CTs and burned area that vary across and within continents and biomes according to both synchronous and lagged signals, and marked regional patterns. Overall, CTs modulate 52.9% of global burned area, the Tropical North Atlantic mode being the most relevant CT. Here, we summarized the CT-fire relationships into a set of six global CT domains that are discussed by continent, considering the underlying mechanisms relating weather patterns and vegetation types with burned area across the different world's biomes. Our findings highlight the regional CT-fire relationships worldwide, aiming to further support fire management and policy-making.
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Nature communications, 2023, vol. 14, núm. 1, p. 1-10