Under historical climate (2000-2008) for 17 European countries the improved version of SFM is able to reproduce annual burned areas with accuracy unprecedented for a continental-scale model.
The validation of the modeled results was carried out using historical observations from the two publicly available datasets – European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) and Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED) .
Figure 1. Annual burned areas by country as reported by latest datasets: European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) and Global Fire Emissions Database version 4 (GFED), and modeled by SFM (in thousands of hectares) (click on image to enlarge).
 Krasovskii A, Khabarov N, Migliavacca M, Kraxner F, Obersteiner M, Regional aspects of modeling forest fires in Europe. International Journal of Wildland Fire [submitted].
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