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Volume 18, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 157–170, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-157-2018
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 157–170, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-157-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Jan 2018

Research article | 11 Jan 2018

Hydrometeorological conditions preceding wildfire, and the subsequent burning of a fen watershed in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Matthew C. Elmes et al.
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The infrequent coinciding of several hydrometeorological conditions common to the Western Boreal Plain, including low autumn soil moisture, modest snowpack, lack of spring precipitation, and high spring air temperatures and winds, ultimately led to the widespread Horse river fire in May of 2016. Monitoring antecedent soil moisture would aid management strategies in producing of more accurate overwintered Drought Code calculations, providing early warning signals ahead of spring wildfire seasons.
The infrequent coinciding of several hydrometeorological conditions common to the Western Boreal...
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