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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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BlueSky is a real-time smoke forecast system that predicts surface smoke concentrations from prescribed fire, wildfire, and agricultural burn activities. Developed by the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (...

Person: O'Neill, Ferguson, Peterson, Wilson
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The advent of 'fire management' has increased the need to understand and predict fire effects on vegetation. Such prediction is greatly complicated by the many factors that influence fire characteristics and plant response. Nevertheless, a...

Person: Ferguson, Morgan, Johnson, Arno, Fischer
Year: 1988
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Many areas of the boreal forest of Alaska contain deep layers of moss, duff, and peat, resulting in a large pool of biomass that potentially can burn and smolder for long periods of time creating hazardous smoke episodes for local residents and...

Person: Ottmar, Babbitt, Ferguson, Vihnanek, Barnes, Cella, Jandt, Murphy, Slaughter, Vanderlinden
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Current fire danger and fire behavior prediction focuses on the flaming stage of combustion, while fire effects and resistance to control are governed by smoldering and residual combustion in heavy fuels and organic soil layers. Fuel combustion...

Person: Ottmar, Sandberg, Wright, Augustine, Ferguson, Goheen, Regelbrugge, Roessler, Rose, Smith, Thompson, Vihnanek, Wilmore
Year:
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) were developed to assess and predict wildfire danger in the forests of the United States and Canada. In addition, the fire weather index...

Person: Galley, Klinger, Sugihara, Rorig, Ferguson, Sandberg
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS