Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Research article
18 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 18 Apr 2023

Carbon emissions and radiative forcings from tundra wildfires in the Yukon–Kuskokwim River Delta, Alaska

Michael Moubarak, Seeta Sistla, Stefano Potter, Susan M. Natali, and Brendan M. Rogers

Data sets

Yukon-Kuskokwim River Delta 2015 fire burn depth measurements and unburned soil and vegetation organic matter and carbon content collected in 2019 Michael Moubarak, Seeta Sistla, Susan M. Natali

Model code and software

Radiative forcings of gaseous emissions Michael Moubarak

Short summary
Tundra wildfires are increasing in frequency and severity with climate change. We show using a combination of field measurements and computational modeling that tundra wildfires result in a positive feedback to climate change by emitting significant amounts of long-lived greenhouse gasses. With these effects, attention to tundra fires is necessary for mitigating climate change.
Final-revised paper