Forest Fires Causes, Effects, Monitoring, Precautions and Rehabilitation Activities

The Relationship Between Climate Change and Increasing Wildfires

A relationship between climate change and wildfires is the most wondering hot topics in nowadays. Extensive wildfires on many places on earth are linked to climate change due to the increasing temperatures and droughts. Therefore, detailed explanation and conceptual boundaries of this relationship between climate change and wildfires is required. The role of climate change is to increase vulnerability of wildfire occurrences and fuel ignitions. So, the risk of wildfire has been increasing because of the climate change impacts. Theoretical relationships are evaluated separately by classifying into several phase as fuel availability, ignitions and expansions. In general, drought, temperature, precipitation, relative humidity and wind are directly connected to wildfires as a climate change parameter. It is possible to explain weather conditions availability for fire, long lasting of wildfires and occurrence frequency by climate change impacts. If temperature and precipitations are considered as the major parameters of climate change impacts, it will be easy to understand dealings among the wildfires, drought, relative humidity, soil moisture and evapotranspiration.

Assoc. Prof. İsmail Dabanlı
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.2021.040