Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Wildland Fire Collaboration Team

<LINK> TO IARPC WILDFIRE Collaboration Team @ ARCUS

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Poster from Arctic Observing Summit 2016

Contact:

IARPC Executive Secretary:

Sara Bowden at bowden@arcus.org

Website: Randi Jandt at rjandt@alaska.edu

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Alaska Fire Reference Database

Anaktuvuk River Fire 2007-2011 Final Report (BLM)

 

More on tundra fire @

FIRE EFFECTS INFORMATION SYSTEM

 
 
 

Products are now available at IARPC's new website!  The Wildfire Collaboration Team strives to address research gaps and areas for improvement in knowledge relating to wildfire activity, succession, and effects on local communities in the Arctic, specifically focusing on the tundra environment. More on tundra fires below:

 

Webinar Recording

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Adam Young, Univ. of Idaho, on "Historic and Future Flammability in Alaskan Boreal Forests and Tundra Ecosystems"

Webinar Recording

TitleSlide.PNGAmy Breen & Teresa Hollingsworth, UAF/USFS summarize the history of tundra fires in Alaska and effects of tundra fires on vegetation.

Webinar Recording
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NWT Meteorologist Bev Archibald reviews the weather and vegetation conditions which preceded the record-breaking 2014 fire season which burned 7 million acres.

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The question of whether there is a real trend of increased lightning strikes in Arctic Alaska has been a topic of discussion in the Wildfire Collaboration Team.  This graph displays the data (mapped below).  Metadata documents also list the history of upgrades to equipment and detection algorithms in various years.  The ALDS system was recently replaced by a TOA system, with data of both types collected in 2012.

 

 

Download a .pdf of this graph!>>Lightning-1986-2013.pdf

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