Fire in the Earth System

Fire in the Earth System

17 April-22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria

Convener: Melita Keywood

Session ID#: 12716

Session Description:

Anthropogenic and natural fires are an important component of the Earth system. Geographic location, fuel type, seasonality and intensity of fire largely determine the sign and magnitude of feedbacks on the Earth system. The aim of this session is to explore links between fire, vegetation, climate and humans from the local to the global scale and determine how these interactions will change in a warming world. We encourage abstracts that explore the interactions of fires with the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere using remote sensing, in situ observations, modeling, or an integrated approach with an emphasis on (1) impacts of fire on weather and climate, atmospheric chemistry and air quality, (2) the role of fires in the carbon cycle and ecosystem functioning, (3) the influence of humans on fire (and vice versa), and (4) the changing nature of fire over millennia, and predictions for the future.

Primary Convener:

Daniel S Ward, Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States


Sander Veraverbeke, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States

Guido van der Werf, Vrije Universiteit, Earth and Life Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Michael G Tosca Jr, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States 


A – Atmospheric Sciences

B – Biogeosciences

NH – Natural Hazards

Index Terms:

0315 Biosphere/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE] 
1615 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE] 
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE] 
3390 Wildland fire model [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstract submission (deadline: 03 August 2016):


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