Navigation Links
Ocean temperatures can predict Amazon fire season severity
Date:11/10/2011

ained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Years with anomalously cool ocean temperatures had fewer fires, while years that experienced unusually warm ocean temperatures experienced more fires. The team also looked for and found changes in precipitations patterns as measured by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a satellite managed jointly by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

While a Columbia University-led study published in July of this year showed that sea surface temperatures in the Northern Atlantic could be used to forecast fire severity across the a small section of the western Amazon in Peru and Brazil, the new study considers a much broader swath of South America and takes into account how ocean temperatures in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans affect the continent's fires.

The University of California, Irvine team also developed and validated an innovative computer model that they used to predict 2010 fire activity and could be used to forecast fire season severity in the future. The team's model successfully predicted that prolonged drought and severe fires would occur during the 2010 fire season, which is exactly what happened.

"Fire activity can vary dramatically. Satellites detected about twice as many fires during 2010 as they did in 2009," said Doug Morton, a scientist based at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. who coauthored the new study. The researchers have to wait a few more months before they can determine whether the model's predictions for the 2011 fire season were also accurate.

"For the 2010 season, the model successfully captured not only the severity of wildfire activity, but it also got much of the east-west spatial distribution right," said Randerson. By looking back at a full decade of data, the scientists noticed a distinctive pattern: fires in the southern and southwestern part of the Amazon were most strongly influenc
'/>"/>

Contact: Patrick Lynch
Patrick.lynch@nasa.gov
301-286-3854
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Diatom genome helps explain success in trapping excess carbon in oceans
2. NOAA and NSF commission national study of ocean acidification
3. Coral reefs found growing in cold, deep ocean
4. Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change
5. Mysterious microbe may play important role in ocean ecology
6. Mysterious microbe plays important role in ocean ecology
7. Uncovering secrets of life in the ocean
8. Europe cores in EUROCORES: Ocean drilling in EuroMARC
9. Ocean growing more acidic faster than once thought
10. Ocean acidification from CO2 emissions will cause physiological impairment to jumbo squid
11. Ocean fish farming harms wild fish, study says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ocean temperatures can predict Amazon fire season severity
(Date:4/21/2015)... High crime rate, increasing ... access control systems market in Saudi Arabia ... published report by TechSci Research " Saudi Arabia Access Control ... systems market in Saudi Arabia ... control systems market in the Kingdom is growing at ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 Huntington Memorial ... Valley to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor ... is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring ... admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. ... that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... -- The announcement comes as demand for ... (GRM), Ireland,s foremost records management company, ... up an impressive track record of clients within the first ... records management sector in Dubai . As ... and employ a further eight staff members at its Irish ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market to Touch USD1.2 Billion by 2020 Says TechSci Research 3Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3
... Researchers at Rice University and Penn State University have ... creating nanotubes turns them into solid, spongy, reusable blocks that ... That,s one of a range of potential innovations for ... for the first time that boron puts kinks and elbows ...
... key to treating one of the most common types ... gene called FLT3, according to new research led by ... Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Published this ... validates certain activating mutations in the FLT3 gene as ...
... (Boston) An international team of researchers led ... four loci that appear to be associated with decreasing ... region of the brain that plays an important role ... an ability that patients with Alzheimer,s disease lose. The ...
Cached Biology News:Nanosponges soak up oil again and again 2Nanosponges soak up oil again and again 3An Achilles heel of AML 2An Achilles heel of AML 3BUSM researchers identify genes that influence hippocampal volume 2
(Date:4/21/2015)... 2015 PRC Clinical, a ... at the ACRP 2015 Global Conference and Exhibition on ... Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Global Conference and ... focused on the conduct of clinical trials. ACRP supports ... widely recognized industry certifications. , The ACRP 2015 ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 ... research in a lab, or bolted to a Kessler ... sports stadium… or at the beach, the TS3-H is designed ... , Based on a brand-new state-of-the-art 5MP sensor, the TS5-H ... its predecessors, with superior imaging characteristics. , According to ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... WORTH, Texas , April 20, 2015 ... orthopedic surgeons for healing bone injuries. The orthobiologics market ... growth opportunities for its stakeholders. The global orthobiologics market ... and forecast of revenue. The global orthobiologics market was ... to reach $7,900.2 million by 2019, at a CAGR ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... DELHI , April 20, 2015 ... PI3K Targeting Supramolecular Therapeutic Using the VOLVOX Platform - ... EST  -  Supramolecular Assembly of Antibody-drug ... Cytotoxic Payload - Presented on Sunday, Apr 19, 1:00 ... leader in supramolecular therapeutic program, today announced that the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PRC Clinical Sponsors The ACRP 2015 Global Conference And Meets Biotech Companies in the Salt Lake City Area. 2Fastec Imaging Releases the TS5-H High Definition High-Speed Camera 2Fastec Imaging Releases the TS5-H High Definition High-Speed Camera 3Global Orthobiologics Market is Expected to Reach $7,900.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2014 to 2019 2Global Orthobiologics Market is Expected to Reach $7,900.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2014 to 2019 3Invictus Oncology Announces Two Posters to be Presented Describing its Platform Technology on Supramolecular Therapeutics at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, 2015 2
... N.J., Dec. 2 Regado Biosciences, Inc., announced today ... position of Senior Vice President of Business Operations and ... to Regado nearly 20 years of experience in the ... management and marketing. She will report to David ...
... Endocare, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ENDO ), an ... minimally invasive technologies used by urologists and,interventional radiologists ... from leading medical institutions including Mayo Clinic,Memorial Sloan-Kettering ... School,of Medicine , among others, will present a ...
... 1 BioTrends Research Group, Inc. released its third TreatmentTrends(TM): ... ongoing studies BioTrends conducts -- TreatmentTrends(TM) : US and ... of an on-line survey completed by 200 Nephrologists from the UK, ... management of renal anemia and hyperphosphatemia. , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ellen McDonald Joins Regado Biosciences as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Business Officer 238 Cryoablation Studies, Exhibits Presented at National Radiological Society Meeting 238 Cryoablation Studies, Exhibits Presented at National Radiological Society Meeting 338 Cryoablation Studies, Exhibits Presented at National Radiological Society Meeting 4European Nephrologists Share Insights on the Management of Renal Anemia and Hyperphosphatemia in Latest BioTrends Report 2