Burned area, weather, landscape and socioeconomic spatial interaction analysis case study in Sweden
  • October 2, 2021

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Grant holder: Reinis Cimdins
Home Institution: University of Eastern Finland
Host Institution: International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA, Austria, Vienna)
Duration: 21/07/2021 – 27/08/2021

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Abstract

STSM was used to determine the reasons of recent wildfires in Sweden. To do that we developed a spatial database based on remote sensing products and national datasets to include factors explaining fire probability. We analysed lightning strike, weather parameter, landscape, biophysical and socioeconomic factor relation with historically burned areas in Sweden. Explanatory variables were plotted in different combinations to understand the pattern and connection between them, and statistical analysis has been carried out. Project database and preliminary analysis were presented in a remotely organized International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) 2021 conference.