Anaktuvuk River Fire, Ten Years Later
Media Type: Presentation
  • Randi R. Jandt
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Carson A. Baughman
    US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
  • Benjamin M. Jones
    US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: January 10, 2018

Cataloging Information

  • 2007 Anaktuvuk River Fire
  • fire regime change
  • fire severity
  • permafrost
  • shrubs
  • soil change
  • soil temperature
  • tundra fire
  • tussocks
  • vegetation changes
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Record Last Modified: February 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 25827


Eric Miller, BLM Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist, describes the 2017 re-survey of the 2007 mega-fire on the North Slope of Alaska. He shows surprising findings with regard to subterranean ice feature degradation, vegetation changes and recovery, shrubbification, and surface topology changes. More importantly, he highlights brand-new data which shows how these changes may last hundreds of years, or maybe threshold changes, in Alaska's warming arctic tundra.

Recording Length: 0:37:27
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