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    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…
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Will climate-driven changes in fire regime affect the Porcupine Caribou Herd? Caribou actively seek out and rely on high-energy lichen-rich habitats in the winter, and these lichen stands–also known as “caribou moss”– are uniquely …
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Canadian REDapp Fire Behavior Calculator:  A new tool for Alaska & Great Lakes fire management agencies? Neal McLoughlin, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, REDapp Development Lead, Edmonton, Alberta Wed, January 28, 2015 1…
    Friday, December 19, 2014
    Rick Thoman, NWS Climate Scientist in Fairbanks, said “Save this one!” when he showed this slide about the CPC’s spring temperature prediction in his Dec. 19 NWS Webinar.  So I did:  it’s a pretty bold forecast for a warm…
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    NASA has released the first Research Announcement for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign. NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program plans to support this major field campaign in Alaska and western Canada during the next 5 to …

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