Future Fire Regime in Alaska: a Look at the Role of Lightning
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt
Publication Year: 2017

Cataloging Information

  • AFSC - Alaska Fire Science Consortium
  • area burned
  • boreal forest
  • Canada
  • climate change
  • ignition
  • lightning
  • lightning caused fires
  • Northwest Territories
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Record Last Modified: April 25, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 24387


Our Research Brief this month covers a new NASA-funded study led by Sander Veraverbeke of Vrije Universiteit  in Amsterdam which found lightning storms to be a main driver of recent large fire seasons in Alaska and Canada.  Results of the study are published in the July, 2017 issue of Nature Climate Change.

Online Link(s):
Link to this document (482 KB; pdf)
Jandt, Randi R. 2017. Future Fire Regime in Alaska: a Look at the Role of Lightning. AFSC Research Brief 2017-2. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.