Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

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Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

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Early vs. Late Snowmelt

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.