UC Irvine scientist Jim Randerson discusses a new model that is able to predict fire activity in South America using sea surface temperature observations of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. The findings appear this week in the journal Science.
This video shows the way scientists can use information such as sea surface temperature to create models that can predict weather related events like fires.
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Watch >> New Model Predicts Fire Activity in South America
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This video can be used to generate discussion about the implications climate change may have on natural disasters like fires. What impact could climate change have on these models? Will rising sea temperatures increase fire activity?
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