Document


Title

Future fire regime in Alaska: a look at the role of lightning
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt
Publication Year: 2017

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
AFSC - Alaska Fire Science Consortium; area burned; boreal forest; Canada; climate change; ignition; lightning; lightning caused fires; Northwest Territories
Region(s):
Alaska; International
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 7, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 24387

Description

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)
Citation:
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.