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Document type
Book chapters


Title
Statistical models of wildfires; Spatial and temporal patterns

Participants in the publication
Pereira, J.M.C. (Author)
Turkman, K.F. (Author)
Dep. Estatística e Investigação Operacional
CEAUL - Centro de Estatística e Aplicações

Summary
Vegetation burning is a global scale process and became evident in the geological record soon after the emergence of terrestrial plants. It affects the global distribution and structure of vegetation, the major biogeochemical cycles, and the climate system (Bowman et al. 2009). In a recent analysis of global area burned during the years 2006–2008, and using 300m spatial resolution satellite imagery, Alonso-Canas and Chuvieco [2] mapped 3.6×106 –3.8×106 km2 burned annually, an area larger than India. Vegetation burning releases substantial amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Schultz et al. [80] analyzed atmospheric emissions due to biomass burning for the period 1960–2000 and estimated global carbon emissions ranging from 1410 to 3140 teragrams (Tg) of carbon per year, with a mean annual value of 2078 Tg. Greenhouse gas emissions from vegetation burning may account for about 12−13% of total (anthropogenic plus natural) annual emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) to 32−34% for carbon monoxide (CO). Besides their global impacts on the atmosphere and climate, 402emissions from biomass burning also affect human health. Johnston et al. [39] estimated the annual global human mortality that can be attributed to smoke from vegetation fires at 339,000 deaths, with an interquartile range of 260, 000 – 600, 000. The most affected regions were sub-Saharan Africa (157,000) and Southeast Asia (110,000). Annual mortality was 262,000 during La Nina years, compared with 532,000 during El Nino years.

Editor(s)
Alan Gelfand , Montse Fuentes , Jennifer A. Hoeting , Richard L. Smith

Date of Submisson/Request
2017-02
Date of Acceptance
2017-09
Date of Publication
2019-01

Where published
Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics

Publication Identifiers
ISBN - 9781498752022

Address
Boca-Raton, USA

Publisher
Chapman & Hall/CRC

Collection
Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods

Edition
CRC

Number of pages
20
Starting page
401
Last page
419

Document Identifiers
URL - https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315152509/chapters/10.1201/9781315152509-17


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APA
Pereira, J.M.C., Turkman, K.F., (2019). Statistical models of wildfires; Spatial and temporal patterns. Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 401-419

IEEE
Pereira, J.M.C., Turkman, K.F., "Statistical models of wildfires; Spatial and temporal patterns" in Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 2019, pp. 401-419

BIBTEX
@incollection{40335, author = {Pereira, J.M.C. and Turkman, K.F.}, title = {Statistical models of wildfires; Spatial and temporal patterns}, booktitle = {Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Statistics}, year = 2019, pages = {401-419}, address = {Boca-Raton, USA}, publisher = {Chapman & Hall/CRC} }