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Spatial patterns and fire response of recent Amazonian droughts

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There has been an increasing awareness of the possibility of climate change causing increased drought frequency in Amazonia, with ensuing impacts on ecosystems and human populations. This debate has been brought into focus by the 1997/1998 and 2005 Amazonian droughts. We analysed the spatial extent of these droughts and fire response to the 2005 drought with TRMM and NOAA-12 data, respectively. Both droughts had distinct fingerprints. The 2005 drought was characterized by its intensification ...

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10.1029/2006GL028946

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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
34
Pages:
Article: L07701
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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0094–8276
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uuid:23f646c5-bab2-4730-b09b-efb4a7073d41
Local pid:
ora:4477
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English
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