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Title: The 1977 tundra fire at Kokolik River, Alaska
Authors: United States. Department of the Interior.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Goddard Space Flight Center.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Directorate of Facilities Engineering.
Hall, D.
Brown, Jerry, 1936-
Johnson, L. A. (Lawrence A.)
Keywords: Landsat imagery
Satellite photography
Northern Alaska
Kokolik river
Tundra ecology
Tundra fires
Vegetation impact
Fire impact
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 78-10.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: During summer 1977 widespread fires occurred in northwest Alaska. Through the use of Landsat imagery and ground studies, one such fire, at Kokolik River, was examined. The Kokolik fire was first reported on 26 July, and by the time it was extinguished had consumed 44 km^2 of tundra vegetation. Streams and drainages contained the fire on several sides. Ground observations provided information on the intensity of the fire effects. Depth of thaw by late August measured 35.4 cm in the burned areas and 26.6 cm in the unburned areas.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Special Report

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