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Tundra burning in 2007 – Did sea ice retreat matter?

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Vladimir A. Alexeev, Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Jessica E. Cherry, and Robert C. Busey, 2015-06, Tundra burning in 2007 – Did sea ice retreat matter?: Polar Science, v. 9, iss. 2, p. 185-195.

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Abstract (from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1873965215000110): The goal of this study was to assess the importance of the 2007 sea ice retreat for hydrologic conditions on the Alaskan North Slope, and how this may have influenced the outbreak of tundra fires in this region. This study concentrates on two years, 2007 and 1996, with different arctic sea ice conditions and tundra fire activity. The year of 2007 is characterized by a low summer sea ice extent (second lowest) and high tundra fire activity, while 1996 had high sea ice extent, and few tundra fires. Atmospheric lateral boundary forcing from the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis drove the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model, along with varying sea ice surface [...]

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  • Alaska CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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