Extreme Drought and Wildfires

Drought is defined as a prolonged period of time with abnormally low precipitation. As you learned previously, not all areas on the planet will have increases in precipitation. As warmer temperatures and drought conditions increase, there is a also greater likelihood for more wildfires.

Agencies such as NOAA, NASA and United States Geological Survey (USGS) host numerous websites that provide data to the public. In this Investigation, you will analyze just a few of the datasets provided by these agencies.

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