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.
Alaska's Fire Environment: Not an Average Place is a compilation of excerpts from the keynote presentation given by Robert "Zeke" Ziel at the Albuquerque location of the 2019 Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference.
Alaska is nearly 18% of USA landmass. Its size is often unappreciated, as it’s frequently shown in whole without other states as reference.
Opportunities to Apply Remote Sensing in Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Management & Science: A Workshop Report
Report from the three-day Remote Sensing workshop held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from April 4-6, 2017. The interagency, international workshop was hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) with funding from the NASA Applied Sciences Program to bring sciences users and producers together to explore new opportunities for applied remote sensing research in boreal and arctic fire management.
Trends in regional fire cycles for Alaska, 1943-2016, were analyzed by Thomas Paragi, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Maija Wehmas, Alaska Fire Science Consortium, and David Verbyla, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The research is highlighted in an AFSC research brief and accompanied by a detailed report with methodology/figures and tables.
GIS data and Python scripts from the project are available.
Wildfire Hazard, Potential, and Risk: A Description of Concepts and a Discussion of the Risk Assessment Process
In this Research Brief, Robert Ziel highlights and defines different aspects concerning the science of fire hazard, potential, and risk to provide a concise handout that was made in conjunction to the 2019 Spring Fire Science Workshop by identifying the different fire potential assessment efforts and comparing them with the assessment tools available.