Potential evaporation, which is basically a measure of drying potential has been projected to steadily increase across North America this century, which is bad news for future fire fighting efforts, according to NASA research.
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NASA scientists combined the results from multiple climate models and found that the maximum increase of potential evaporation could be as high as 1 mm per day by 2100.
NASA considers a 1 mm per day increase in potential evaporation to be an 'extreme' event for fires.
Basically, the projections indicate that intense fire years such as 2012 (remember Colorado) could become the new normal in the western U.S. by the end of this century.
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