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Research Article

The Impact of Precipitation Regimes on Forest Fires in Yunnan Province, Southwest China

Table 3

Spearman’s correlation coefficient between precipitation amounts, drought index values, and fire activity in fire season for five ecoregions in Yunnan province, during the period 1982–1988.

EcoregionNumber of firesArea burned

IDrought0.5630.587
Precipitation−0.521−0.534

IIDrought0.687*0.596
Precipitation−0.663*−0.532

IIIDrought0.692*0.677*
Precipitation−0.680*−0.661*

IVDrought0.801*0.785*
Precipitation−0.695*−0.683*

VDrought0.792*0.815*
Precipitation−0.689*−0.662*

denotes the drought index values; denotes precipitation amounts in fire season; *denotes significance at the 0.0025 level; the significance levels were adjusted by Bonferroni test correction.