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Technical Thematic Report No. 6. - Trends in large fires in Canada, 1959 to 2007

List of Figures

Figure 1. Annual area burned by large fires in Canada, 1959-2007.

Figure 2. Distribution of large fires across Canada, 1980s-2000s.

Figure 3. Canadian area burned statistics by ecozone+, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 4. Total area burned by large fires per decade for Canada, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 5. Annual area burned by large fires for the Boreal Shield, 1959-2007.

Figure 6. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Boreal Shield and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 7. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Boreal Shield, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 8. Annual area burned by large fires for the Newfoundland Boreal, 1959-2007.

Figure 9. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Newfoundland Boreal, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 10. Annual area burned by large fires for the Boreal Plains, 1959-2007.

Figure 11. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Boreal Plains and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 12. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Boreal Plains, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 13. Annual area burned by large fires for the Taiga Plains, 1959-2007.

Figure 14. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Taiga Plains, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 15. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Taiga Plains and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 16. Annual area burned by large fires for the Taiga Shield, 1959-2007.

Figure 17. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Taiga Shield, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 18. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Taiga Shield and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 19.Annual area burned by large fires for the Hudson Plains, 1959-2007.

Figure 20. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Hudson Plains, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 21. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Hudson Plains and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 22. Annual area burned by large fires for the Taiga Cordillera, 1959-2007.

Figure 23. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Taiga Cordillera, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 24. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Taiga Cordillera and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 25. Annual area burned by large fires for the Boreal Cordillera, 1959-2007.

Figure 26. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Boreal Cordillera, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 27. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Boreal Cordillera and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 28. Annual area burned by large fires for the Montane Cordillera, 1959-2007.

Figure 29. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Montane Cordillera, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 30. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Montane Cordillera and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 31. Annual area burned by large fires for the Western Interior Basin, 1959-2007.

Figure 32. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Western Interior Basin, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 33. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Western Interior Basin and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 34.Annual area burned by large fires for the Pacific Maritime, 1959-2007.

Figure 35.Total area burned by large fires by decade for the Pacific Maritime, 1960s-2000s.

Figure 36. Annual area burned by large fires for the Atlantic Maritime, 1959-2007.

Figure 37. Proportion of large fires that occur each month in the Atlantic Maritime and the average duration of the active fire season (purple line), 1960s-1990s.

Figure 38. Total area burned by large fires per decade for the Atlantic Maritime, 1960s-2000s.