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Wildfires and thunderstorms on Alaska's north slopesAuthor(s): Richard J. Barney; Albert L. Comiskey
Source: Res. Note. PNW-RN-212. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionExisting records show that five wildfires burned more than 1,600 hectares of tundra on Alaska's Arctic Slope. Environmental conditions suitable for lightning, ignition, and burning occur more often than previously recognized at this northern latitude.
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CitationBarney, Richard J.; Comiskey, Albert L. 1973. Wildfires and thunderstorms on Alaska's north slopes. Res. Note. PNW-RN-212. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
KeywordsWildfires, Alaska, tundra, thunderstorms, lightning
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