These authors utilized annual fire data from the early 20th century to 2010 to evaluate historical changes in fires and the extent to which annual variations in climate were correlated with fires.
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Keeley, J.E. and A.D. Syphard. 2015. Different fire-climate relationships on forested and non-forested landscapes in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24: 27-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF14102