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Lightning and forest fire studies in the Northwest Territories, Canada: 1994-1999 seasons

Dates

Year
2002

Citation

Kochtubajda, B., Flannigan, M. D., Gyakum, J. R., and Stewart, R. E., 2002, Lightning and forest fire studies in the Northwest Territories, Canada: 1994-1999 seasons: Millpress Science Publishers: Rotterdam, 77 p.

Summary

In this study, the fire regime of the Northwest Territories (NWT, Canada) jurisdiction of the Mackenzie basin was examined, between 1994 and 1999, using data from the lightning detection network operating in the NWT and the fire data from the Canadian Forest Service's national Large Fire Database, and the NWT archive. The convective storm season and associated lightning activity were characterized as short but intense with a strong peak in cloud-to-ground lightning during June and July. The maximum area of lightning activity was influenced by local moisture sources and by topography. The diurnal distribution of strikes indicates that most of the lightning is linked with daytime-heating initiated thunderstorms. The lightning-initiated [...]

Contacts

Communities

  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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Reference Item
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Reference File
NWBLCC-20160503-Saved.xml

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