630 Wildfires Suppressed in Bulgaria in the Past 3 Days


 
07 August 2017

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Bulgaria - Code orange alert over heightened risk of wildfires was issued in Bulgaria, the National Institute of Metrology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences announced on 7th of August. 630 fires have been suppressed in the past 3 days, the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior said...
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Code orange alert over heightened risk of wildfires was issued in Bulgaria, the National Institute of Metrology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences announced on 7th of August. 630 fires have been suppressed in the past 3 days, the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior said.

The wildfire, which broke out between the villages of Banevo, Izvorishte and Mirolubovo in the region of Bourgas, South-East Bulgaria, was extinguished. It burned 3,000 decares of mixed forest and about 1,000 decares of dry grass and shrubs. Firefighting equipment is still in the area.

Firefighting teams continue to battle the wildfire in the area of the villages of Radulovtsi and Burlozhnitsa near Sofia. 4 firefighting teams are working to put out the fire, which had engulfed nearly 2,000 decares of dry grass.

The fire in the area of Vetren, Pazardzhikregion in South Bulgaria, has been brought under control. More than 80% of the fires are in wildlands. There are no victims or injured people.

An international team of climate researchers from the US, South Korea and the UK has developed a new wildfire and drought prediction model for southwestern North America. Extending far beyond the current seasonal forecast, this study published in the journal Scientific Reports could benefit the economies with a variety of applications in agriculture, water management and forestry.

Over the past 15 years, California and neighboring regions have experienced heightened conditions and an increase in numbers with considerable impacts on human livelihoods, agriculture, and terrestrial ecosystems. This new research shows that in addition to a discernible contribution from natural forcings and human-induced global warming, the large-scale difference between Atlantic and Pacific ocean temperatures plays a fundamental role in causing droughts, and enhancing wildfire risks.

"Our results document that a combination of processes is at work. Through an ensemble modeling approach, we were able to show that without anthropogenic effects, the droughts in the southwestern United States would have been less severe," says co-author Axel Timmermann, Director of the newly founded IBS Center for Climate Physics, within the Institute for Basics Science (IBS), and Distinguished Professor at Pusan National University in South Korea. "By prescribing the effects of man-made climate change and observed global ocean temperatures, our model can reproduce the observed shifts in weather patterns and wildfire occurrences."



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-atlanticpacific-ocean-temperature-difference-fuels.html#jCp
An international team of climate researchers from the US, South Korea and the UK has developed a new wildfire and drought prediction model for southwestern North America. Extending far beyond the current seasonal forecast, this study published in the journal Scientific Reports could benefit the economies with a variety of applications in agriculture, water management and forestry.
 

Over the past 15 years, California and neighboring regions have experienced heightened conditions and an increase in numbers with considerable impacts on human livelihoods, agriculture, and terrestrial ecosystems. This new research shows that in addition to a discernible contribution from natural forcings and human-induced global warming, the large-scale difference between Atlantic and Pacific ocean temperatures plays a fundamental role in causing droughts, and enhancing wildfire risks.

"Our results document that a combination of processes is at work. Through an ensemble modeling approach, we were able to show that without anthropogenic effects, the droughts in the southwestern United States would have been less severe," says co-author Axel Timmermann, Director of the newly founded IBS Center for Climate Physics, within the Institute for Basics Science (IBS), and Distinguished Professor at Pusan National University in South Korea. "By prescribing the effects of man-made climate change and observed global ocean temperatures, our model can reproduce the observed shifts in weather patterns and wildfire occurrences."



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-atlanticpacific-ocean-temperature-difference-fuels.html#jCp