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dc.creatorQuesada Román, Adolfo
dc.creatorVargas Sanabria, Daniela
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-12T20:02:30Z
dc.date.available2022-07-12T20:02:30Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196321002408?via%3Dihubes_ES
dc.identifier.issn0140-1963
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/86946
dc.description.abstractTropical dry forests (TDF) are commonly affected by wildfires, especially during the dry season and drought periods. Many studies have identified ecological, pedological, and climatic variables that control fires ignition as well as other anthropogenic causes. Nonetheless, the intrinsic geomorphometric variables that shape the different TDF landscapes have been underestimated. Hence, we used a Generalized Linear Model (GLM) to study the occurrence of wildfires in a TDF on a TDF located in a protected area at northwest Costa Rica. The influences of nine topographic parameters (TP) were tested on the occurrence of wildfires during a period of 23-years (1997–2020). The statistical analysis demonstrate that Aspect (compass direction that a terrain surface faces) and Wind Exposition (areas degree exposed to wind) are the most influential TP to explain the wildfires occurrence in TDF. The results may be valuable for the understanding and assessment of geomorphometric variables controlling wildfires occurrence in TDF. Therefore, highlighting the importance of fire risk management in ecosystems comprising almost the half of the total of tropical forests proves relevant.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.sourceJournal of Arid Environments 198es_ES
dc.subjectFIREes_ES
dc.subjectGEOLOGIEes_ES
dc.subjectGeomorphometric modeles_ES
dc.subjectCENTRAL AMERICAes_ES
dc.subjectTropical dry forestses_ES
dc.titleA geomorphometric model to determine topographic parameters controlling wildfires occurrence in tropical dry forestses_ES
dc.typeartículo originales_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104674
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Sociales::Facultad de Ciencias Sociales::Escuela de Geografíaes_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto217-C1-212


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