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Recent Changes in Annual Area Burned in Interior Alaska: The Impact of Fire Management

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2015

Citation

Calef, M. P., Varvak, A., McGuire, A. D., Chapin, F. S., and Reinhold, K. B., 2015, Recent Changes in Annual Area Burned in Interior Alaska: The Impact of Fire Management: Earth Interactions, v. 19, no. 5, p. 1-17.

Summary

AbstractThe Alaskan boreal forest is characterized by frequent extensive wildfires whose spatial extent has been mapped for the past 70 years. Simple predictions based on this record indicate that area burned will increase as a response to climate warming in Alaska. However, two additional factors have affected the area burned in this time record: the Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO) switched from cool and moist to warm and dry in the late 1970s and the Alaska Fire Service instituted a fire suppression policy in the late 1980s. In this paper a geographic information system (GIS) is used in combination with statistical analyses to reevaluate the changes in area burned through time in Alaska considering both the influence of the PDO [...]

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NWBLCC Test to validate 3364 records in xml format
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NWBLCC-20160527b.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1175/EI-D-14-0025.1; 29 10.1175/EI-D-14-0025.1

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