The correlation between the temperature (west of 104o
over the U.S. land) and the burned area for 1983-2020 is 64.0%. The figure in
without temperature anomalies.
Last modified 2023/01/19.
: National Interagency Fire Center
for 1983-2021 and
NIFC gives a note that "Prior to 1983, the federal wildland fire agencies did not track official wildfire data using current reporting processes. As a result, there is no official data prior to 1983 posted on this site." However, I show you 1960-1982 data obtained from the NIFC site last year not to give some impression that the wildfires were very few before 1982.
For California fires
CAL FIRE home page
NASA GISS Temperature Analysis.
Recent fires outside U.S.
Canada, March-June 2019: NASA (2.0 million acres)
Siberia, July 2019: The Guardian" (7.4 million acres)
Amazon, January 2019-present: NASA Earth Observatory page (2.24 million acres)
Australia, June 2019 - May 2020: Wikipedia, CDP and Space.com (46 million acres)
Map source: ArcGIS US Wildfire Activity Web Map (2018/08/15)
Map source: ArcGIS US Wildfire Activity Web Map (2017/12/31)
Santa Ana Winds
Data source:NOAA NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard
Last updated 2017/12/31.