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Session 2A Climate Variability and Wildland Fire in the Eastern United States

    Session Chair

Mr. Al Peterlin
Senior Scientist
ERRex, Inc.
52 Old Farm Road
Camp Hill, PA. 17011

Dr. James L. Kinter III
Executive Director
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302
Calverton, MD 20705-3106



Topics included

This session focuses on climate variability and its implications for wildland fires in the eastern United States. The topic area will address the physical, biological, ecological, and social implications of climate change and climate variability in eastern states fire management. It will elaborate the implications of Eastern wildland under climate variability by, among other approaches, showcasing modeling of potential future climate states and fire regimes. Under such scenarios, carbon sequestration and Eastern wildland fire, the potential for fire to influence macro and micro-climate, and eastern fire’s contributions to atmospheric radiation balance changes will be explored.