Impact of wildfire in Russia between 1998-2010 on ecosystems and the global carbon budget

Shvidenko AZ, Shchepashchenko DG, Vaganov EA, Sukhinin AI, Maksyutov SS, McCallum I, & Lakyda IP (2011). Impact of wildfire in Russia between 1998-2010 on ecosystems and the global carbon budget. Doklady Earth Sciences 441 (2): 1678-1682. DOI:10.1134/S1028334X11120075.

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Abstract

Verified estimates of wildfire area and related carbon emissions in territories of Russia are reported for the period of 1998-2010. It is shown that the average burnt area is estimated to be at 8.23 million hectares per year (uncertainty +/- 19.0%, confidence interval 0.9), and carbon emissions - 121TgC/yr (+/- 23%), with a significant interannual variability of these indicators. A quantitative characteristic of fire emissions by species is reported. Forests are a source of three quarters of all carbon emissions caused by wildfires. A significant acceleration of fire regimes is expected during the 21st century as a result of climate change in the country.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: Doklady Earth Sciences; 441(2):1678-1682 (December 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 08:54
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9489

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