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Title

Understanding the Interactions between Wildfire Disturbance, Landscape Hydrology and Post-Fire Recovery in Boreal-Taiga Ecosystems
Document Type: Poster
Author(s): Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez; Nancy H. F. French; Michael A. Battaglia; Michael Billmire; Evan S. Kane; Jacquelyn Kremper Shuman; Sean Swenson; Paul Siqueira; Bruce Chapman; Chelene C. Krezek-Hanes; Alan S. Cantin; Ellen Whitman; Aaron A. Berg; Adrianna C. Foster; Jennifer L. Baltzer
Publication Year: 2019

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Keyword(s):
  • ABoVE - Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
  • ABR - Arctic and Boreal Region
  • Canada
  • CanFIRE
  • FATES - Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator
  • NISAR - NASA-ISRO SAR Mission
  • permafrost
  • remote sensing
  • soil moisture
  • UAVSAR
  • wildfire
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Record Last Modified: July 28, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 61629

Description

Our goal was to improve understanding of the interactions of wildfire and hydrology (including permafrost changes) and the ensuing post-fire successional trajectories in both uplands and peatlands of the Artic-Boreal Zone (ABZ) in a changing climate. Objective 1: Develop algorithms for soil moisture retrieval from the Arctic Boreal Zone using L-band UAVSAR in preparation for NASA’s NISAR mission and investigate the frequency limitations (L-, C- and P-band SAR) in boreal systems. A useful corollary is to gauge the effect of soil moisture changes on estimates of aboveground biomass. Objective 2: Calibrate & validate ecosystem, hydrology and fire effects models (FATES, CLM-HH, and CanFIRE) for lowlands (peatlands) and uplands and to integrate the 2015-2018 remote sensing and field collected data in a geospatial CanFIREmodel.

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Citation:
Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura L.; French; Nancy HF; Battaglia, Michael; Billmire, Michael; Kane, Evan; Shuman, Jacquelyn; Swenson, Sean; Siqueira, Paul; Chapman, Bruce; Hanes, Chelene; Cantin, Alan; Whitman, Ellen; Flannigan, Mike; Berg, Aaron; Foster, Adrianna; Baltzer, Jennifer. 2019. Understanding the Interactions between Wildfire Disturbance, Landscape Hydrology and Post-Fire Recovery in Boreal-Taiga Ecosystems. 5th ABoVE Science Team Meeting, May 2019, La Jolla, California.