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When will the jungle burn?

Fire weather indices are unsuited to forecast fire in tropical rainforests. Now research shows the area burnt across Borneo is related to drought-depleted water tables, presenting the opportunity to predict fire danger in these environments.

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Figure 1: A conceptual model of hydrological drought and fire in tropical rainforests.


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Bowman, D. When will the jungle burn?. Nature Clim Change 7, 390–391 (2017).

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