NASA Making Contributions to Alaska Fire Science & Management
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • ABoVE - Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
  • arctic ecosystems
  • boreal ecosystems
  • Canada
  • fire severity
  • NASA
  • thaw depth
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 23, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 56894


The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign funded by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program began in 2015. Its science objectives are to 1) improve understanding of Arctic and boreal ecosystem response to environmental change, and 2) provide data for informed decision-making to guide societal responses. Disturbance from wildfire is one of ABoVE’s six science themes. The research campaign (expected to continue until at least 2023) has already conducted many field studies related to wildfire as well as testing new air–and space-borne sensors for fire detection/monitoring/effects and deriving information on fuels, permafrost, and snow/ice cover.

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Jandt, Randi R. 2018. NASA Making Contributions to Alaska Fire Science & Management. AFSC Research Brief 2018-4. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.