Climate Factors

Climate Factors - forest conditions • Air temperature •...

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Climate Factors In general, forests are sensitive to climatic variability and change. Climatic factors that influence forest health-temperature, rainfall, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases and extreme weather and fire events—are changing and are expected to continue changing due to human activities. The following climate factors are likely to play an important role in determining future
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Unformatted text preview: forest conditions: • Air temperature • Precipitation amount and seasonal distribution • Atmospheric CO2 concentrations • Frequency and severity of wildfire events • Climatic variability and the frequency and severity of extreme events • Indirect effects on pollution levels such as tropospheric ozone...
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