Climate Change and Fire in the Western United States

Authors: Amy Sadosky and Ellsbeth Schmachtenberger

This case study is part of a collection of pages developed by students in the 2012 course, "Megafires: rare events or the new norm," in the Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University. Learn more about this project.

Fires are becoming more prominent in the Western United States due to climate change. A temperature increase of 1