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    We investigated relationships between the spatial patterns of burn severity in Chinese boreal forests and weather parameters. Patch size, shape and arrangement differed between high-severity and low/moderate-severity patches.Wind speed and relative humidity were dominant weather parameters of spatial variation in burn severity. Patch size negatively correlated with relative humidity; patch complexity and aggregation positively correlated with wind speed.

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    Wu, Zhiwei; He, Hong S.; Fang, Lei; Liang, Yu; Parsons, Russell A. 2018. Wind speed and relative humidity influence spatial patterns of burn severity in boreal forests of northeastern China. Annals of Forest Science. 75(3): 66.

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    fire patch, fire size, landscape pattern metric, fire severity, boreal forest

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