Wildfires in Siberia are predictable through wind speed trends, analysis shows

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Active blazes in the lower Amur River basin of the Khabarovsk region, which is prone to wildfire activity, can be forecast several days in advance by following warm air movements based on daily temperature maps. Since most hotspot peak days occurred when the wind velocity exceeded 30 kilometers per hour, weather forecasters could issue a high-wind warning in order to help prevent active wildland fires.


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