Are Climate Extremities Changing Forest Fire Regimes in India? An Analysis Using MODIS Fire Locations During 2003–2013 and Gridded Climate Data of India Meteorological Department

Manish P. Kale, Reshma M. Ramachandran, Satish N. Pardeshi, Manoj Chavan, P. K. Joshi, D. S. Pai, P. Bhavani, K. Ashok, P. S. Roy

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Abstract

The occurrence of forest fire in India, and their interrelationship with causal drivers i.e. climate (temperature, rainfall, dry-days, El Niño), fuel status (forest types, Normalised Difference Vegetation Index) and anthropogenic disturbances (distance from road and settlements, population density) were investigated. The Nino3 sea surface temperature index was used based on sea surface temperature anomalies recorded from February to June (fire season in India) through the years 2003–2013. This was used as the representative index of El Niño southern oscillations (ENSO). The correlations among different causal drivers and fire occurrence were investigated for the entire country and different bio-geographic zones within the country. In India, the forest fire were significantly (significance f 
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-843
Number of pages17
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences India Section A - Physical Sciences
Volume87
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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