The Spatial Distribution and Interannual Variability of Fire in Amazonia

  1. Michael Keller,
  2. Michael Bustamante,
  3. John Gash and
  4. Pedro Silva Dias
  1. Wilfrid Schroeder1,
  2. Ane Alencar2,
  3. Eugenio Arima3 and
  4. Alberto Setzer4

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000723

Amazonia and Global Change

Amazonia and Global Change

How to Cite

Schroeder, W., Alencar, A., Arima, E. and Setzer, A. (2009) The Spatial Distribution and Interannual Variability of Fire in Amazonia, in Amazonia and Global Change (eds M. Keller, M. Bustamante, J. Gash and P. Silva Dias), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000723

Author Information

  1. 1

    Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, USA

  2. 2

    Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia Brasília, Brazil

  3. 3

    Department of Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, New York, USA

  4. 4

    Centro de Previsão do Tempo e Estudos Climáticos, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais São José dos Campos, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904764

Online ISBN: 9781118670347

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Keywords:

  • Rain forest ecology—Amazon River Region;
  • Biosphere—Research—Amazon River Region;
  • Climatic changes—Amazon River Region;
  • Amazon River Region—Climate

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Vegetation Fires in Amazonia: Major Causes

  • Consequences of Vegetation Fires in Amazonia

  • Mapping and Monitoring Fire Events: Past, Present, and Trends

  • Spatial Distribution, Interannual Variability, and Change Rates

  • Spatial and Numerical Relationships With Deforestation Rates

  • Conclusion