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Research Article

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

Table 4

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 1989–2008.

EcoregionNumber of firesArea burned

IDrought0.536*0.551*
Precipitation−0.510*−0.527*

IIDrought0.561*0.576*
Precipitation−0.523*−0.525*

IIIDrought0.601*0.589*
Precipitation−0.565*−0.572*

IVDrought0.683*0.697*
Precipitation−0.597*−0.576*

VDrought0.743*0.762*
Precipitation −0.592*−0.602*

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.