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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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
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
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
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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
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
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A 3-m between crown spacing is a commonly cited criterion found in the wildland-urban interface fire literature for minimizing the likelihood of a fully-developed crown fire from occurring in a conifer forest on level terrain. The validity of this...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The VI Short Course on Fire Behaviour was held at the VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, November 13-14, 2010, Coimbra, Portugal. Lesson 3 covered crown fires, and the presentation included:

  1. Introduction to Crown Fires...
Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Course
Source: FRAMES

Fire behaviour associated with the stand structure of a particular pine plantation is the result of multiple interactions between climate and weather conditions, physical characteristics of the fuel complex, the micrometeorological environment (i.e.,...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The regression equations developed by M.G. Cruz, M.E. Alexander and R.H. Wakimoto (2003, linked to this record) for estimating the canopy base height, bulk density and fuel load in ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir and mixed conifer fuel...

Person: Wade, Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The prediction of wildfire rate of spread and growth under high wind speeds and dry fuel moisture conditions is key to taking proactive actions to warn and in turn protect communities. We used two datasets of wildfires spreading under critical fire...

Person: Cruz, Alexander, Fernandes, Kilinc, Sil
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES