Data


Title: Alaska Fire History Database
Compiler(s):
  • Diana L. Olson
    University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources
  • Michael Tjoelker
    University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources
  • Paige C. Eagle
    University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Contributor(s):
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
Anchor River watershed; Bering Land Bridge National Preserve; Betula papyrifera; boreal forest; Chena Lakes Flood Control Project; Chugach National Forest; Denali National Park and Preserve; dendrochronological reconstruction; fire scar dates; Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve; Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge; Katmai National Park and Preserve; Kenai National Wildlife Refuge; Kenai Peninsula; Kobuk Valley National Park; Lake Clark National Park and Preserve; Larix laricina; Noatak National Preserve; Picea glauca; Picea lutzii; Picea mariana; Populus balsamifera; Salix spp.; tree cores; tree cross-sections; tree establishment dates; Tsuga mertensiana; White Mountains (Alaska); Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve; Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve; Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
Topic(s):
Region(s):
JFSP Project Number(s):
06-3-1-26
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: March 8, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 10436
Description:

Fourteen existing published and unpublished fire history (or stand age) tree-ring datasets were compiled into the Alaska Fire History Database. For each of the plots in the database, fire dates, possible fire dates, and tree establishment dates were summarized (as applicable) for all the samples collected from the plot. The compilation of multiple existing fire scar and tree age tree-ring datasets into a database provides both the opportunity to identify regions underrepresented in the database, and the ability to utilize the standardized data to conduct broad-scale analyses to identify potential spatial and temporal patterns.

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