1977 tundra fire in the Kokolik River area of Alaska

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Authors:Hall, D. K.; Brown, J.; Johnson, L. A.
Volume Title:Arctic
Source:Arctic. 31(1). Canada. P.54-58. Crrel Report No: MP 1125. ISSN: 0004-0843
Publication Date:1978
Note:10 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 32004577
Abstract:The authors describe a lightning-set fire on the north coast of Alaska southwest of Barrow in July-August, 1977. Ground and satellite observations were made to determine the effects of the fire on the tundra vegetation and the thaw depth of the permafrost. The study indicates that natural drainages form effective fire breaks in the region and that fire intensity is related to vegetation type and the moisture present in the soil.
Index Terms:Tundra vegetation; Remote sensing; Spaceborne photography; Thaw depth; Fires
Publication Type:journal article
Record ID:67269
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