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Will Defrosting the "Icebox" Lead to More Summer Wildfires in Alaska?

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The UAF Geophysical Institute presents the 2019 Science for Alaska Lecture Series.

Come to the Raven Landing Center at 1222 Cowles Street on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to learn about exciting science from Alaska's future climate, wildfire regimes, unmanned aircraft and space storms.

This week, on February 19: Randi Jandt - Will Defrosting the “Icebox” Lead to More Summer Wildfires in Alaska?

Wildfires were in the news last fall—again. Have you wondered what drives large fire seasons and whether climate or humans are more to blame? Here’s an Alaska perspective on climatic and environmental changes we've observed so far and how they affect wildfire incidence, size, seasonality, effects, and severity. Since many environmental factors (temperature, lightning, permafrost, forest make-up) contribute to fire processes, an interdisciplinary approach is essential to predicting what fire seasons of the future will be like. We’ll discuss current thinking on what will happen in Alaska with climate projections in the not-so-distant future.

For more information visit http://www.gi.alaska.edu/science-alaska-lecture-series or our Facebook page @UAF.GI.

Talks are free and for the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.--

Will Defrosting the "Icebox" Lead to More Summer Wildfires in Alaska?