Amazon fire season ‘linked to ocean temperature’

BBC: Sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies can help predict the severity of Amazon fire seasons, a study has suggested. A team of US scientists found there was a correlation between El Nino patterns in the Pacific and fire activity in the eastern Amazon. Writing in the journal Science, they say they also found a link between Atlantic SST changes and fires in southern areas of South America. They said the data could help produce forecasts of forthcoming fire seasons. "We found that the Oceanic......

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