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    Fire Science News & Highlights

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Our Research Brief this month covers a new NASA-funded study led by Sander Veraverbeke of Vrije Universiteit  in Amsterdam which found lightning storms to be a main driver of recent large fire seasons in Alaska and Canada.  Results of the s…
    Monday, May 1, 2017
    That would be the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System–you know–that’s been in development and then beta-testing since 2006?  Well, the good news is they’ve officially released it now as a finished tool and it&r…
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    April Melvin of EPA’s National Climate Change Division has spent some time in the field in Alaska. In a just-released publication her research team takes a look at how firefighting costs in Alaska are likely to change through the next several &…
    Friday, February 3, 2017
    As climate warming brings more wildfire to the North, scientists and citizens wonder how the landscape will be transformed.  Will forests continue their 2000’s-era trend toward less spruce and more hardwoods, catalyzed by larger fires and more …
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    We seek data contributions to a Joint Fire Sciences Program project examining tree mortality due to wildland fire in the U.S. We are interested in U.S. datasets that at minimum include year of fire, county, state, and individual tree records … Cont…

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    Heidi Strader Presentation

    Great overview of fire and climate in Alaska, starts about 15 min. into the video, from AMS meeting Jan. 24, 2017.

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