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Wildfires, Climate Change, Green house emissions

by aborb003 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:53 am America/New_York

I am an undergrad trying to prove that there is a direct relationship between global warming, wildfires, and greenhouse emissions in California using data from 2010-2020.
I am a complete newbie here and I am wondering if anyone knows is any research already done, or where I can find this particular data set?
Any type of guidance and tips would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Wildfires, Climate Change, Green house emissions

by ASDC - rkey » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:40 pm America/New_York


Thank you for posting your inquiry on the Earthdata Forum in regards to global warming, wildfires and greenhouse emissions.

NASA has a website solely dedicated to proving just this (or rather indicating the direct causes and effects formulated from years of scientific research using NASA's data) on a global scale https://climate.nasa.gov/. This may not address your specific questions regarding the spatial and temporal extent of your study area, but can serve as a starting point and provide resources to learn more information on global warming, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

You can also begin your data search using Worldview https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov and browsing datasets by thematic areas (e.g. fires, etc.), or using Earthdata Search https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search, searching by keywords (e.g. wildfires, greenhouse gases, etc.), and narrowing down the search using specific filtering options (2010-2020, California).

For additional information, please also visit the Earthdata
Data Toolkits https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/toolkits/wildfires and
Data Pathfinders https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/pathfi ... pathfinder generated for wildfires.

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Re: Wildfires, Climate Change, Green house emissions

by GES DISC - jimacker » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:45 pm America/New_York


Here are a couple of articles that may help your data search and analysis.

https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2891/a-dr ... wildfires/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scie ... estern-us/

https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-h ... -the-world

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 074046.htm

Please reply if you would like additional guidance on where to find specific datasets and data variables.

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Re: Wildfires, Climate Change, Green house emissions

by wfmiller » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:34 pm America/New_York

Another article that tackled your question:
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com ... 19EF001210

There are MODIS products that provide detection of fire and land use change.

Reanalysis data like the Merra 2 would provide information on changes in temperature and humidity over California.

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