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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Over the past few years, numerous large-scale disasters have occurred due to wildfires at the wildland-urban interface (WUI). In these fires, spread via the transport of firebrands (burning embers) plays a significant role. Several models have been...

Person: Hajilou, Hu, Roche, Garg, Gollner
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Part of the Co-Management of Fire Risk Transmission (CoMFRT) webinar series

Person: Butler, McCaffrey, Jones
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

In 2018, in response to calls from Congress to accelerate cross-boundary fire hazard reduction and improve forest resilience, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) published the Shared Stewardship Strategy (USFS 2018). The document emphasizes partnership with...

Person: Kooistra, Schultz, Huber-Stearns, Abrams, Greiner, Sinkular
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wind plays an important role in the built environment. Large outdoor fires in the built environment are no exception. Under strong wind, firebrands fly far, which leads to quick fire spread. In this study, the effect of structure to structure...

Person: Suzuki, Manzello
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The 2019 McKinley wildfire burned north of Wasilla during the driest summer on record. Lessons learned from the McKinley wildfire are shared in this infographic with the goal of helping other Alaskans better prepare for future wildfire.

Person: Schmidt, Grabinski
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Delaying protective action decision making in wildfire is inconsistent with fire authorities’ advice and is associated with fatalities. A comprehensive understanding of why at-risk residents wait and see whether they will evacuate from a wildfire or...

Person: Strahan, Gilbert
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are a significant safety risk to populations adjacent to wildland areas, known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). This paper introduces a modelling platform called WUI-NITY. The platform is built on the Unity3D game engine and simulates...

Person: Wahlqvist, Ronchi, Gwynne, Kinateder, Rein, Mitchell, Bénichou, Ma, Kimball, Kuligowski
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Identifying the number of firebrands generated during wildfires is an important aspect of understanding their propagation. A key challenge in quantifying the number of firebrands released is to distinguish those that are ‘hot’ and could lead to further...

Person: Adusumilli, Hudson, Gardner, Blunck
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A new instrument to quantify firebrand dynamics during fires with particular focus on those associated with the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) has been developed. During WUI fires, firebrands can ignite spot fires, which can rapidly increase the rate...

Person: Zen, Thomas, Mueller, Dhurandher, Gallagher, Skowronski, Hadden
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

As wildfires that threaten communities become more severe, there is an increasing need to understand human behavior in these situations, and evacuation decision-making and behavior in particular. A number of deaths have occurred in previous fires...

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