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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 2019 McKinley Fire devastated a 10-mile stretch of homes along Alaska's Parks Highway. This video describes the fire and its aftermath through interviews with residents and fire professionals, and discusses ways to protect structures from wildfires...

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Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
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

Isaac Saul of A Plus interviews Sara Brown, director of the USFS Fire Lab’s Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Sciences Program. Sara Brown explains how to stop wildfires from being major disaster events in the United States. The interview provides an overview...

Person: Yoo, Brown, Saul
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

With climate-driven increases in wildfires in the western U.S., it is imperative to understand how the risk to homes is also changing nationwide. Here, we quantify the number of homes threatened, suppression costs, and ignition sources for 1.6 million...

Person: Mietkiewicz, Balch, Schoennagel, Leyk, St. Denis, Bradley
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

arget Audience: Fire Supervisors, Program Managers, Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists – all interested

Topic/Description: Advanced functionality of Wildfire Risk Assessment Portals (WRAP), for informing CWPPs, tracking treatments and...

Person: Ballard
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
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

Wildfire losses in the U.S. have soared over the past several decades, as residential development in fire-prone vegetation has expanded, causing more ignitions and creating a vast wildland-urban interface (WUI) to protect during fire. However,...

Person: Mockrin, Radeloff, Stewart, Steel, Hammer
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

While a wildfire is a natural occurrence, the loss of communities to fire is not. Community engagement and empowerment can stop life and property loss from wildfire and keep the wildfire from becoming a disaster. This presentation will share how the...

Person: Deaton
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Due to the increased concern for the environment, sustainable construction materials are getting increased attention. Wood is considered a renewable, sustainable construction material. The problem with wood is that it is a fire-prone material. With an...

Person: Suzuki, Manzello
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Formal regulation of private property and exploration of 'risk transmission' across ownerships are two popular means for addressing wildfire management at landscape scales. However, existing studies also indicate that a number of barriers exist for...

Person: Paveglio, Stasiewicz, Edgeley
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES