Enormous wildfires spark scramble to improve fire models

With countries across the globe in flames, scientists realize their knowledge on fires is becoming outdated and new studies are necessary. One study conducted by University of California campuses focuses on the future of fires, ecosystems, and climate in California. This should allow scientists to analyse how more extreme and variable weather will affect wildfires and how ecosystems will respond to them, says Alex Hall, a climate scientist at UCLA and the project’s principle investigator.