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Stephen

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Re: North Greenland Fire?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 06:37:03 AM »
Not a lot of trees in northern Greenland AFAIK.  Is there a fuel dump in that area? 
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Re: North Greenland Fire?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 12:33:28 AM »
Not a lot of trees in northern Greenland AFAIK.  Is there a fuel dump in that area?
Lots of low growing vegetation adapted to cold dry conditions up there. Last year I believe there were fires due to drought - UK had bad heath land fires this year - similar nature of vegetation (+ peat underneath).
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Greenland Fire Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 07:02:08 PM »
Five visuals to sum up Greenland's exceptional ice melting & wildfires

https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/02/melting-ice-wildfires-five-visuals-to-sum-up-greenland-s-heatwave

This seems like a good thread to post future wildfires in.

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Greenland Fire Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 07:08:15 PM »
Fires were also discussed in the 2017 Greenland melting season.

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2054.msg124637.html#msg124637
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Re: North Greenland Fire?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 08:31:13 PM »
Active vegetation , drying foehn winds from the ice sheet and some lightning...

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Re: North Greenland Fire?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 12:55:24 AM »
Lightning on Greenland?

I highly suspect some of the locals didn't put out their campfire properly.

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Re: North Greenland Fire?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 01:56:25 AM »
Greenland Was on Fire This Week Amid 'Unprecedented' Arctic Burn

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The fire lit up near Qeqqata Kommunia on Greenland’s western flank. It appears near a shelter on the Arctic Circle Trail and it’s possible that hikers started the fire unintentionally or otherwise. Fire crews were able to smother the flames according to the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation. But forecasts from the European Commission’s Global Wildfire Information System shows that the risk of fires remains high to very high over the next week in western Greenland.

I stand corrected...