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    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    Eric Miller, BLM Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist, assists with a lot of prescribed burns on military training ranges in Alaska where the primary fuel is standing dead grass (photo) and this question was often on his mind. He found … Continue rea…
    Monday, March 30, 2015
    2015 Spring Alaska Fire Science Workshop Wed, April 1 Wedgewood Resort Garden Room Open House 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Presentations 1:00 – 5:00 pm This is a busy week for fire managers, with IMT, FMO, AA meetings, plus M581 … Continue reading…
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    Late last year, Rick Thoman, NWS Climate Scientist in Fairbanks, predicted a warm winter for most of Alaska at his December 2014 NWS Webinar.  That forecast worked out pretty well, with Dec-Jan-Feb temperatures well above normal for that period all &…
    Friday, March 13, 2015
    On the surface Alaska fire management and boreal ecosystem carbon studies have little in common.  But a deeper look reveals the connections between them.  Carbon scientists in the last decade have become increasingly interested in fire effects o…
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    A recent article in Science magazine (Romps, et al. 2014) postulated a 12% increase in lightning strikes over the continental US for each degree C of warming.  If this model holds true for Alaska, we should have already seen an … Continue read…

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