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Unprecedented burn area of Australian mega forest fires

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Fig. 1: Annual burned area percentages for continental forest biomes (2000–2019).
Fig. 2: Forest area in critically dry fuel state, eastern Australia (1990–2019).


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This work was supported by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, via the NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub.

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Boer, M.M., Resco de Dios, V. & Bradstock, R.A. Unprecedented burn area of Australian mega forest fires. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 171–172 (2020).

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