A cumulative fire severity index for the 2000-2008 Linville Gorge wildfires

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  • Authors: Reily, Matthew; Hagan, Donald; Waldrop, Thomas A.
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: In: Waldrop, Thomas A., ed. Proceedings, Wildland fire in the Appalachians: Discussions among managers and scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Abstract

The acreage of land burned annually in the Appalachian region has increased steadily over the last thirty years, with the rate of increase nearly doubling in recent years (Lafon and others 2005). Projected increases in fire activity in the southeast due to climate change strongly suggest the area of recently burned land in the southern Appalachian Mountains is likely to continue increasing (Bachelet and others 2001).

  • Citation: Reilly, Matthew; Hagan, Donald; Waldrop, Thomas A. 2014. A cumulative fire severity index for the 2000-2008 Linville Gorge wildfires. In: Waldrop, Thomas A., ed. Proceedings, Wildland fire in the Appalachians: Discussions among managers and scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Pgs. 166-167. 2 p.
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  • Modified Date: May 13, 2021
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