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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[From the Introduction] In the October-December 2019 issue of WILDFIRE, we described a recently developed rule of thumb for estimating a wildfire’s forward spread rate when burning conditions are severe, namely when wind speeds are high and fuels are...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Created Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In 2019 we described the development of a rule of thumb for estimating a wildfire’s forward rate of spread in cases when burning conditions are severe (i.e., namely when wind speeds are high and fuels are critically dry) and the time available to...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Created Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The suggestion has been made within the wildland fire community that the rate of spread in the upper portion of the fire danger spectrum is largely independent of the physical fuel characteristics in certain forest ecosystem types. Our review and...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Fernandes
Created Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere (i.e., covering the USA, Canada and Russia) are the grandest carbon sinks of the world. A significant increase in wildfires could cause disequilibrium in the Northern boreal
forest’s capacity as a...

Person: Velasco Hererra, Soon, Pérez-Moreno, Velasco Herrera, Martell-Dubois, Rosique-de la Cruz, Fedorov, Cerdeira-Estrada, Bongelli, Zúñiga
Created Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The prediction of a wildfire rate of spread and growth under high wind speeds and dry fuel moisture conditions is key to taking proactive actions to warn and protect communities. We investigated the possibility that a simple relationship exists that...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Created Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire environmental impacts and the threat they pose to human live and values depend of how fast it spreads, how much biomass is consumed, and how much energy it releases and at what rate. Nearly every feature of contemporary fire management relies...

Person: Hood, Drury, Steelman, Steffens, Fernandes, Sil, Rossa, Ascoli, Cruz, Alexander
Created Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire behaviour characteristics define the impacts on society and the environment. While wildland fire science has expanded to include the analysis of fire activity and effects across the globe, an understanding of global fire behaviour patterns and its...

Person: Viegas, Fernandes, Sil, Ascoli, Cruz, Alexander, Rossa, Baeza, Burrows, Davies, Fidelis, Gould, Govender, Kilinc, McCaw
Created Year:
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Dear Editor, In a paper published in the January 2016 issue of Fire Technology, Hoffman et al. provide an assessment of crown fire rate of spread predictions of two physics-based models, FIRETEC and the Wildland-urban interface Fire Dynamics Simulator...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Created Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper represents our response to the questioning by Mell et al. (2018) of our interpretation (Cruz et al. 2017) of five generalised statements or mantras commonly repeated in the wildland fire behaviour modelling literature. We provide further...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Sullivan
Created Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We have devised a rule of thumb for obtaining a first approximation of a fire’s spread rate that wildland fire operations personnel may find valuable in certain situations. It is based on the premise that under certain conditions wind speed is the...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Created Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES