Friday, April 22, 2016

Study in Alaska Blends Climate Change Effects and Wildfire Activity

Aggie Creek fire in Alaska July 2015.  Photo: Philip Spor

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers will play a big role in three newly funded climate change and wildfire studies. Teams that include UAF-based and other trained researchers will focus on implications of increasing warmth and fire activity from a cross-disciplinary perspective. 

One of the projects will employ computer modeling to better anticipate and address peak fire activity. The second study will focus on improving fire weather forecasting and the third study will consider broad ranging impacts of more tundra fires on the North Slope. Read more here


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