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    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…
    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…

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