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Stijn Hantson’s Research on Wildfire Spread Featured in “Science”

Human-sparked wildfires are more destructive than those caused by nature

In Science

A wayward smoke bomb from a gender reveal party sparked a major blaze near Los Angeles in September, just one of many recent wildfires ignited by people. Now, an analysis of high-resolution satellite data from hundreds of California wildfires shows human-caused blazes spread much faster and kill more trees than ones ignited by lightning.

Learn more about this research, led by CECS Assistant Project Scientist Stijn Hantson, in the full article.