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    Tuesday, July 7, 2015
    Here in interior Alaska a lot of us have been thinking about the potential for fire growth lately: as in how big could these fires actually get in 2015?  The graph below (thanks to Rick Thoman from the Alaska Climate … Continue reading →
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Training modules on using the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFFDSS) in Alaska are now available on the AFSC website.  Find a video, from 5 to 30 minutes long, on the section you’re interested in or download a step-by-step annotated &he…
    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 &…

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