Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Background: As fire regimes are changing and wildfire disasters are becoming more frequent, the term megafire is increasingly used to describe impactful wildfires, under multiple meanings, both in academia and popular media. This has resulted in a...

Person: Stoof, de Vries, Ribau, Fernández, Flores, Villamar, Kettridge, Lartey, Moore, Newman-Thacker, Prichard, Tersmette, Tuijtel, Verhaar, Fernandes
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the context of large-scale fire areas and complex forest environments, the task of identifying the subtle features and aspects of fire can pose a significant challenge for the deep learning model. As a result, to enhance the model’s ability to...

Person: Xu, Li, Zhang, Liu, Zhang
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The frequency, severity, and spatial extent of destructive wildfires have increased in several regions globally over the past decades. While direct impacts from wildfires are devastating, the hazardous legacy of wildfires affects nearby communities...

Person: Vahedifard, Abdollahi, Leshchinsky, Stark, Sadegh, AghaKouchak
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: Extreme wildfires pose a serious threat to forest vegetation and human life because they spread more rapidly and are more intense than conventional wildfires. Detecting extreme wildfires is challenging due to their visual similarities to...

Person: Li, Tang, Li, Dou, Li
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Natural disasters, such as wildfires, can cause widespread devastation. Future-proofing infrastructure, such as buildings and bridges, through technological advancements is crucial to minimize their impact. Fires in disasters often stem from damaged...

Person: Black, Rafferty, Santos, Ennis, Perry, McKee
Created Year: 2023
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Earth observation (EO) payload performances in the infrared spectral region from geostationary platforms are often limited by spatial resolution. In this paper, we investigate an instrumental concept leveraging a compressive sensing paradigm and super-...

Person: Borrelli, Baldi, Berndt, Bertoncini, Bianchi, Bischof, Gallego, Carlà, Coppo, Corti, Corti, Corti, Cox, Dauderstädt, Dürr, Franci, González, Gonnelli, Guerri, Guzzi
Created Year: 2023
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Rationale: Wildfires are increasing in intensity, duration, and frequency with smoke plums affecting the lives of millions over large geographic areas. The immune modulatory effects of wildfire smoke are unclear. We previously showed that a major...

Person: Sanghar, Teuber, Ravindran, Keller, Hernandez, Krauss, Linderholm, Echt, Tuermer-Lee, Juarez, Albertson, Khan, Haczku
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is an important component of many forest ecosystems, yet climate change is now modifying fire regimes all over the world, driving a need to understand the impact of fires on the physical and biological processes. In 2022, Elsevier launched a...

Person: Volkova, Fernández
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire whirls cause strong wind damage in large outdoor fires such as wildland fires and urban fires. A model to predict the maximum tangential wind velocity in laboratory-scale fire whirls without flames in a crosswind is developed based on a generation...

Person: Shinohara
Created Year: 2024
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires in boreal forests release large quantities of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change. Here, we characterize the magnitude of recent and projected gross and net boreal North American wildfire carbon dioxide emissions,...

Person: Phillips, Rogers, Elder, Cooperdock, Moubarak, Randerson, Frumhoff
Created Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES