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Approaches for analyzing the effects of wildfires on resource values in Alaska

Gunnar Knapp

Approaches for analyzing the effects of wildfires on resource values in Alaska

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Published by Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska in Fairbanks .
Written in English

  • Alaska.
    • Subjects:
    • Wildfires -- Economic aspects -- Alaska.,
    • Wildfires -- Alaska.,
    • Natural resources -- Alaska.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared for Alaska Department of Natural Resources by Gunnar Knapp.
      ContributionsAlaska. Dept. of Natural Resources.
      LC ClassificationsSD421.32.A4 K52 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 96, 19 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2819620M
      LC Control Number83621536

        Alaskan Wildfires Influence Permafrost Recovery Here Brown et al. examine the impact of wildfires on permafrost in the Tanana Flats region of Alaska. Using a suite of field experiments, such Author: David Shultz.   About firefighters are assigned to the fire, which is the most active of several large wildfires burning in Alaska. An average of a million .   Alaska's warming climate was a prime culprit. The Anaktuvuk River Fire fire started after a hot, dry summer on the North Slope—conditions quickly becoming more frequent. Before the s, a.   slideshow of photographs from the Railbelt Complex (Nenana) and Crazy Mountain Complex (Circle).

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Approaches for analyzing the effects of wildfires on resource values in Alaska by Gunnar Knapp Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fire and Ice: Gauging the Effects of Wildfire on Alaskan Permafrost. Exceptionally warm and dry weather caused hundreds of wildfires in Alaska and Canada in Millions of acres of land were burned, causing immediate risk and disturbance to local residents and ecosystems, with plumes of smoke that carried all the way to the lower • The effects of fire on many important resource values are difficult to measure, and often the direct and indirect effects are not fully understood.

Even when the ef-fects are well understood, it can be difficult to quantify the resource value change in monetary terms. Furthermore, some resource value changes may be consideredCited by: 9. Wildfires. Wildfire Smoke Fact Sheet The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this fact sheet to help you protect your health and be safe if you are exposed to wildfire smoke.

A research trip to the Arctic and a new book - life can't get much better for David Rain. As soon as David finds himself in the icy climes, he starts to write his story of bears, dragons and the mysterious fire star.

Search Approaches for Analyzing the Effects of Wildfires on Resource Values in Alaska PDF eBook for Download and Read Online. Research has found that the lasting effects of fire severity on recruitment and establishment can be seen in forest composition several decades post-burn (Shenoy et al.

Additionally, fire severity is linked to an increase in fire extent across Alaska (Duffy et al. Distribution of Fires. Most of Alaska's wildfires occur in the interior forests, north of the Alaska Range and into the Brooks Range.

An excellent map of the fire Alaska historic fires, overlaid on the boreal forest biome, is on 4th page of this government report. Fire is a normal part of the boreal forest ecosystem, which wraps around the globe through Alaska, northern Canada.

Causes and Effects of Wildfires. Wildfires are uncontrolled, rapidly spreading, and raging huge flames enhanced with wind action and firebrands that can wipe out an extensive forest or vegetation land area within minutes. Wildfires are among forces of nature that cause huge devastation to humans and environment.

According to the U.S. Fire. May 4, by Alaska Division of Forestry Comments Off on Even with burn permit suspension in place, State Forestry responds to 14 new wildfires over the weekend Despite a burn permit suspension that went into effect for much of the state on Friday, May 1, wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry responded to 14 new wildfires.

Climatology of Alaskan wildfires with special emphasis on the extreme year of G. Wendler & J. Conner & B. Moore & M. Shulski & M. Stuefer Received: 7 December /Accepted: 10 October # Springer-Verlag Abstract Wildfires are a common experience in Alaska where, on average, 3, km2 burn annually.

More than. Managing Fires in Alaska. AICC Current Fires Map of Alaska. At certain periods during a fire season, wildfires can be so widespread, numerous, or burning so hot that they cannot be put out easily.

Fire is a natural part of Alaska’s ecosystem. Many positive benefits of. Managing the Impact of Wildfires. on Communities and the Environment and the Interior predicted serious and potentially permanent environmental destruction and loss of private and public resource values from large wildfires.

The policy statement recognized the important function that fire plays in many ecosystems and identified the critical. Wildfires in Alaska are more than just a side-effect of climate change. Spike in Alaska Wildfires Worsening Global Warming, Researchers Say.

By Ada Carr June 04 AM EDTAuthor: Ada Carr. Alaska’s wildfire season is about 40 percent longer now than it was in the s.

The first wildfires start earlier in the year, and the last wildfires are burning longer into the : Climate Central. InAlaska's Aggie Creek Fire burned for more than two months, scorched ab acres and threatened a nearby oil pipeline.

The state is expected to see a growing number of wildfires caused by lightning as the climate warms. Exploring the effect of 33 large wildfires (> ha) and small wildfires.

Wildfire Effects on Property Values and Spatial Interactions. Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the effects of wildfire on property values using a hedonic pricing framework, none of which evaluate the effects of fire on property values in the boreal forest or have accounted for confounding effects of bark beetle by: On the other hand, exposure describes the spatial juxtaposition of values with fire behavior in terms of likelihood and intensity but does not explicitly describe fire effects on those values.

After analyzing aerial photos from the early s of unharvested forest on aboutacres, scientists found that mixed-severity fires were most prevalent, regardless of forest type. The structure of mixed-conifer patches in the eastern Washington Cascades, in particular, was formed by a mix of fire severities.

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) is the Geographic Area Coordination Center for Alaska. Located on Ft. Wainwright (near Fairbanks), AICC serves as the focal point for initial attack resource coordination, logistics support, and predictive services for all state and federal agencies involved in wildland fire management and.

The wildfires reported in num Under adverse conditions, these fires spread rapidly and destroy plant life, animals, and homes. They have a massive impact on the environment. Effects on the Environment.

When wildfires burn plant and animal life, it releases greenhouse gases. A recent report by nonprofit Climate Central said the number of Alaska wildfires has increased since The average number of "large" Alaska wildfires—defined as Author: Robert Ferris, CNBC.

Available data show that future changes in global change drivers may lead to an increasing impact of fires on terrestrial ecosystems worldwide.

Yet, fire regime changes in highly humanised fire-prone regions are difficult to predict because fire effects may be heavily mediated by human activities We investigated the role of fire suppression strategies in synergy with climate change.

Wildfires Resource Guide. Focus on fire safety: Practice and share these wildfire safety tips in your community. Community Preparedness. Work with your neighbors to protect your community from wildfires by following these preparedness tips: • Follow evacuation instructions from your local emergency officials.

Over the past 50 years, Alaska has warmed by about 2C (F) - twice the rate of the rest of the planet. At the same time, wildfires have become more frequent and more severe, with the fire season. THE AGE OF ALASKAN WILDFIRES OVERALL INCREASE IN ALASKA WILDFIRES 0 4, 6, A cr es Total Annual Area Burned by Large Wildfires in Alaska 2, Figure 3.

Annual area burned in large wildfires across all regions of Alaska between 0 File Size: 2MB. The damages and consequences of wildfires are not only a threat to humans but also impact our environment and wildlife.

With summers getting longer and hotter, fires become easily out of control. IQ FireWatch is a useful tool for sustainable wildfire and forest fire management.

Alaska Wildfires by Area and Protection Level State Wide Totals by Protection Level HumanLightning 1, Totals 1, Critical Full Modified Limited Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres 2, 29, 32 59, 1, 1,File Size: 53KB. FAIRBANKS, Alaska – One of the state’s worst wildfire seasons in history has scorched 5 million acres of tundra and forests across Alaska, and experts here fear climate change will cause even.

The number of wildfires and acres burned in Alaska in June has exceeded what the state saw during the same month ina Author: Chris Dolce. FBK RAWS station, air temperature: 54F Reading taken at: 05/12 AKTEST RAWS station, air temperature: 25F Reading taken at: 01/28   Wildfires to increase in Alaska with future climate change Date: Source: The University of Montana Summary: Climate change is melting glaciers, reducing sea-ice cover and increasing.

Table of Contents: Chapter 1: General Introduction -- Fires in the boreal forest -- Satellite remote sensing of active fires -- Objectives and structure of this dissertation -- References.

Chapter 2: Detecting high and low-intensity fires in Alaska using VIIRS I-band data: An improved operational approach for high latitudes -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Global active fire Author: Christine F. Waigl. cover from catastrophic wildfires.1 The wildfires burned more thanacres mostly on the east side of the state, destroyed or damaged homes, and cost ap-proximately $ million (Table 1).

SFE Fact Sheet Economic Impacts of Wildfire John M. Diaz Cost Type Total Estimated Cost Cost Per Acre Percent TotalFile Size: KB. Research highlights Prescribed fires and managed wildfires produced similar fine scale burning patterns and it appears that the prescribed fires in Sequoia–Kings Canyon National Parks are mimicking the burn patterns of managed wildfires quite well.

Variation in fire severity within fires was always greater than between fire types regardless of what measure of fire severity was Cited by: yzedthesedata!toidentifywhereandhowfire.

suppressionfundswerespent. Finally,weanalyzedhowthenumberoffederalcontractorsinacountyprior. When lightning sparked a big fire in the tundra of Alaska's Arctic North Slope nine years ago, scientists were stunned. The Anaktuvuk River fire grew to more than square miles and burned for.

Nearly fires charred more than a million acres as Alaska sweltered under record-setting temperatures. In fact, more than a third of the nation's scorched earth.

2 The Effects of Previous Wildfires on Subsequent Wildfire Behavior and Post-Wildfire Recovery Camille Stevens-Rumann1, Susan Prichard2, Penelope Morgan1 1University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, 2University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences For questions and comments.

The positive and negative effects of wildfires are examined. The effects primarily restricted to rural areas and little importance to the bulk of society is determined. $   Wildfires are fires that burn out of control in a natural area, like a forest, grassland, or prairie.

They often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, and can damage natural resources, destroy homes, and threaten the safety of the public.

Global warming is the kindling that caused extensive wildfire. Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future. Wednesday, January 8, Helping land managers take risk-analysis. A spate of lightning-caused wildfires in Southwest Alaska is keeping the state’s wildland firefighters busy.

Ten new fires were reported on Sunday due to lightning strikes and one additional fire was reported on Monday due to lightning, according to the Author: Alaska Division of Forestry.- "dry thunderstorms" with lightning can produce wildfires but rain evaporates before hitting ground - wind can help preheat (by drying out) unburned materials - wind carrier embers that can ignite spot fires ahead of the fire front.

what are the two types of wildfires.