Document


Title

Wildfires and thunderstorms on Alaska's north slopes
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Richard J. Barney; Albert L. Comiskey
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • boreal forest
  • lightning
  • North Slope
  • storms
  • thunderstorms
  • tundra
  • wildfire
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: December 5, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 5525

Description

Existing records show that five wildfires burned more than 1,600 hectares of tundra on Alaska's Arctic Slope. Environmental conditions suitable for lightning, ignition, and burning occur more often than previously recognized at this northern latitude.

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Citation:
Barney, Richard J.; Comiskey, Albert L. 1973. Wildfires and thunderstorms on Alaska's north slopes. Research Note PNW-RN-212. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p.