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Spatio-Temporal Domains of Wildfire-Prone Teleconnection Patterns in the Western Mediterranean Basin

Rodrigues, Marcos; Mariani, Michela; Russo, Ana; Salis, Michele; Galizia, Luiz; Cardil, Adrian

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Authors

Marcos Rodrigues

Ana Russo

Michele Salis

Luiz Galizia

Adrian Cardil



Abstract

This work explores the main climate teleconnections influencing the Western Mediterranean Basin to outline homogeneous fire-prone weather domains combining cross-correlation time series and cluster analysis. We found a zonal effect of the Scandinavian pattern over the entire region with an interesting alternation of phases from positive during winter-spring (increased rainfall leading to fuel accumulation) to negative (dry conditions) modes during summer controlling burned area and fire size. The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) dominates the number of fires over the Iberian Peninsula (IP) while the Western Mediterranean Oscillation pattern modulates fire activity over the Mediterranean coast in the IP (linked to westerly winds), Southern France, Corsica and Sardinia (rainfall regulation). These distinctive influence traits resulted in three different domains splitting the IP into a Mediterranean rim along the coast (from southern Spain to southwestern France) and an inland and western region (Portugal plus western Spain); and a third in southeastern France, Corsica and Sardinia.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 20, 2021
Online Publication Date Oct 6, 2021
Publication Date Oct 1, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 22, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2021
Journal Geophysical Research Letters
Print ISSN 0094-8276
Electronic ISSN 1944-8007
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 19
Article Number e2021GL094238
DOI https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094238
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/6296209
Publisher URL https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL094238
Additional Information An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2021 American Geophysical Union

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