Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 815–842, 2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 815–842, 2018

Model description paper 02 Mar 2018

Model description paper | 02 Mar 2018

A fire model with distinct crop, pasture, and non-agricultural burning: use of new data and a model-fitting algorithm for FINAL.1

Sam S. Rabin et al.


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AR by Sam Rabin on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Nov 2017) by Tomomichi Kato
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Dec 2017) by Tomomichi Kato
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (26 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2018) by Tomomichi Kato
Short summary
This paper describes a new fire model that for the first time simulates how fire is used on cropland and pasture in the modern day, as imposed using a recently developed dataset. A non-agricultural fire module is fit algorithmically against non-agricultural burned area. Fitting improves performance and the general global pattern of fire is represented, but some gaps remain. The novel separation of agricultural burning from other fire may necessitate new design thinking in the future.