Wildland Fire Science in Alaska Gets Help From ABoVE

NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Study (ABoVE) has focused a research spotlight on Alaska & Canada this year.  In August, 2015, they announced 21 new projects funded for a multi-year field campaign designed to investigate the ecological and social impacts of changing permafrost, wildfires, and wildlife habitats in Alaska and northwestern Canada.  Many of these involve new approaches to use remote sensing information from satellites.  At least 5 funded projects involve field work in Alaska and direct involvement with the wildfire science and/or management in Alaska.  Read about the new ABoVE projects at:

http://above.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/above/search_projects.pl?action=4&sol=Terrestrial%20Ecology%20%282014%29

Randi Jandt & Dave Yokel sample a sea of cottongrass 4 years after the Anaktuvuk River fire in Alaska.

Randi Jandt & Dave Yokel sample a sea of cottongrass 4 years after the Anaktuvuk River fire in Alaska.

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