Workshop report for the 2nd Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) Research-to-Operations (R2O) workshop convened May 12-13 at the University of Alaska Murie Building. The 1.5-day workshop was held following NASA ABoVE’s 8th Annual Science Team Meeting as an opportunity for researchers and managers to engage directly and explore the use of research products in operational and decision-making settings.
AFSC's Zav Grabinski and EPSCoR Fire and Ice graduate student Chris Smith have released a StoryMap focused on burn severity using the 2019 Shovel Creek fire as a case study. The story map uses a combination of illustration, UAV videography, 360 plot photos, and animations to answer the questions:
What is burn severity?
What are the drivers of burn severity?
How is burn severity assessed?
This guide is intended to provide standardized inputs for initial analysis; these are not hard and fast rules to be strictly followed throughout an incident.
This report summarizes information collected by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Geological Survey, and University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as other cooperators between 2008 and 2017 on the effects of 2007 tundra fires on Alaska’s North Slope.
The 2019 McKinley wildfire burned north of Wasilla during the driest summer on record. Lessons learned from the McKinley wildfire are shared in this outreach brochure with the goal of helping other Alaskans better prepare for future wildfire.
This AFSC Researh Brief reviews several recent papers, projects and conference presentations to gain a synthetic understanding of forest composition change in Alaska and whether the predicted shift toward hardwood forests is occurring.
Alaska's Changing Wildfire Environment s an outreach booklet that takes a broad look at how wildfire has been changing in the 21st in relation to climate change.
This AFSC research brief takes a look at early Alaska fire history from the 1940s. The "Zombie" Fires of 1942 is a historical narrative of an exceptional fire event releated to the Alaska Railroad, including an early description of a holdover fire burning over winter.