Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 16, 57–76, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-57-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 57–76, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-57-2019

Research article 11 Jan 2019

Research article | 11 Jan 2019

Emergent relationships with respect to burned area in global satellite observations and fire-enabled vegetation models

Matthias Forkel et al.

Model code and software

randomForest: Breiman and Cutler's Random Forests for Classification and Regression L. Breiman and A. Cutler https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=randomForest

ICEbox: Individual Conditional Expectation Plot Toolbox A. Goldstein, A. Kapelner, and J. Bleich https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ICEbox

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Weather, humans, and vegetation control the occurrence of fires. In this study we find that global fire–vegetation models underestimate the strong increase of burned area with higher previous-season plant productivity in comparison to satellite-derived relationships.
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