Media


Title

Alaska's Changing Wildfire Environment
Media Type: Webinar
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Host Agency:
  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: June 8, 2021

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • annual area burned
  • climate change
  • duff
  • fire return interval
  • fire season length
  • human-caused fires
  • lightning
  • MAP - mean annual precipitation
  • mean annual temperature
  • seasonal fires
  • wildfire management
  • wildfire preparedness
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Record Last Modified: September 7, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 64352

Description

An intensified pattern of wildfire is emerging in Alaska as rapidly increasing temperatures and longer growing seasons alter the state's environment. Both tundra and Boreal forest regions are seeing larger and more frequent fires. The impacts of these fires are felt across the state. This presentation will give a high-level overview of trends in Alaskan wildfire related to a changing climate based on the recent International Arctic Research Center/AFSCĀ report 'Alaska's Changing Wildfire Environment'.

Recording Length: 0:53:57
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