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NCAR Scientists Seek Clues To Wildfires During Alaska Prescribed Burn

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July 9, 1999
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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
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Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research will fly over a prescribed blaze in the Alaskan forest seeking clues to how violent and seemingly unpredictable forest fires spread. Between July 8 and July 31, if conditions are right, the burn will be set on 2,000 acres northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.

BOULDER--Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will fly over a prescribed blaze in the Alaskan forest this month seeking clues to how violent and seemingly unpredictable forest fires spread. Between July 8 and July 31, if conditions are right, a multiagency team of researchers will observe the burn on 2,000 acres approximately 25 miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. As of July 7, the chance of initiating the burn on July 8 is very likely at 75% probability. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service is sponsoring the experiment, called Frostfire. NCAR's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "NCAR Scientists Seek Clues To Wildfires During Alaska Prescribed Burn." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 July 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/07/990708102610.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (1999, July 9). NCAR Scientists Seek Clues To Wildfires During Alaska Prescribed Burn. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/07/990708102610.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "NCAR Scientists Seek Clues To Wildfires During Alaska Prescribed Burn." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/07/990708102610.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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