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TitleForest fires occurrences and burned area in mainland Portugal: preliminary assessment to a fifteen years period
Author(s)Castro, Ana Meira
Gonçalves, António Bento
Vieira, António
Lourenço, Luciano
Fernandes, Sofia
Nunes, Adélia
KeywordsBurned area
Fire occurrence
Forest fires
Principal components analysis
Issue date2015
Abstract(s)Portugal, as well as the Mediterranean basin, is favorable to the occurrence of forest fires. In this work a statistical analysis was carried out based on the official information, considering the forest fires occurrences and the corresponding burned area for each of the districts of the mainland Portugal, between 1996 and 2010. Concerning to the forest fires occurrence it was possible to identify three main regions in mainland Portugal, while the burned area can be characterized in two main regions. Associations between districts and years are different in the two approaches. The results obtained provide a synthetic analysis of the phenomenon of forest fires in continental Portugal, based on all the official information available to date.
ISSN2171 - 665X
Other identifiers2171 - 665X
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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