Data from: Fire evolution in the radioactive forests of Ukraine and Belarus: future risks for the population and the environment

Nikolaos Evangeliou, Yves Balkanski, Anne Cozic, Wei Min Hao, Florent Mouillot, Kirsten Thonicke, Ronan Paugam, Sergey Zibtsev, Timothy A. Mousseau, Rong Wang, Benjamin Poulter, Alex Petkov, Chao Yue, Patricia Cadule, Brigitte Koffi, Johannes W. Kaiser & Anders Pape Møller
This paper analyzes the current and future status of forests in Ukraine and Belarus that were contaminated after the nuclear disaster in 1986. Using several models, together with remote sensing data and observations, we studied how climate change in these forests may affect fire regimes. We investigated the possibility of 137Cs displacement over Europe by studying previous fire events, and examined three fire scenarios that depended on different emission altitudes of 137Cs, assuming that 10%...

Registration Year

  • 2014
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  • Dataset
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Affiliations

  • Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier
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  • King's College London
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  • University of Paris-Sud
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  • University of South Carolina
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  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
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  • Joint Research Centre
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  • Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
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  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
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  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
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  • National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
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