Arizona Poised For Active Fire Season
Arizona fire officials are predicting an active fire season this year. They say conditions are reminiscent of 2002 and 2011, which led to the Rodeo-Chediski and Wallow fires, respectively.
Jeff Whitney, Arizona’s state forester, spoke about the predictions.
Wildfires are a major force on the landscape after they’re extinguished. That’s the finding of a new paper from scientists at the University of Arizona, which studied areas of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico.
Jon Pelletier is a professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona and the paper’s co-author. The paper looked at how erosion after wildfires shapes the landscape; it’s in the Journal of Geophysical Research.