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Fire impacts on permafrost in Alaska: Geophysical and other field data collected in 2015

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2015-08-22
End Date
2015-09-05

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Kass, M.A., Minsley, B.J., Pastick, N.J., Wylie, B.K., Brown, D.R.N., and Chase, B.F.W., 2018, Fire impacts on permafrost in Alaska: Geophysical and other field data collected in 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7F18WTJ.

Summary

Fire can be a significant driver of permafrost change in boreal landscapes, altering the availability of soil carbon and nutrients that have important implications for future climate and ecological succession. However, not all landscapes are equally susceptible to fire-induced change. As fire frequency is expected to increase in the high latitudes, methods to understand the vulnerability and resilience of different landscapes to permafrost degradation are needed. Geophysical and other field observations reveal details of both near-surface (less than 1 m) and deeper (greater than 1 m) impacts of fire on permafrost along 14 transects that span burned-unburned boundaries in different landscape settings within interior Alaska. Data collected [...]

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Data were collected to quantify the belowground impacts of fire on permafrost in boreal landscapes.

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