GMAO Science Snapshots Look at Drought and Fires

Supported by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources, NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) calculated 1. the impact of regional U.S. drought on land and atmospheric carbon and 2. fire emissions in the Northern Hemisphere extratropics during 2020.

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map of Fire Weather Index seasonal anomalies across North America during June–September 2020