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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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For at least two decades, expansion of low-density residential development at the wildland-urban interface has been widely recognized as a primary factor influencing the management of US national forests. We estimate the location, extent, and trends in...

Person: Theobald, Romme
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

To improve access, interpretability, and use of the full body of research, a pilot project was initiated by the USDA Forest Service to synthesize relevant scientific information and develop publications and decision support tools that managers can use...

Person: Jakes
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The interaction between smoke and air pollution creates a basic conflict between public health and fuels treatments. Fuels treatments (prescribed fire and mechanical removal) proposed for the National Forest lands are intended to reduce fuel...

Person: Bytnerowicz
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A physics-based forest fire model, based on a multiclass description of two-phase flow, is developed to study fire behavior and the response of structures to fire-induced thermal stress. The model is three-dimensional and considers the coupled...

Person: Porterie, Consalvi, Loraud, Giroud, Picard
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An experimental apparatus has been constructed to generate a controlled and repeatable size and mass distribution of glowing firebrands. The present study reports on a series of experiments conducted in order to characterize the performance of this...

Person: Manzello, Shields, Yang, Hayashi, Nii
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This work addresses the impacts of development at the wildland-urban interface on forest fires that spread to human habitats. Catastrophic fires in the western United States and elsewhere make these impacts a matter of urgency for decision makers,...

Person: Spyratos, Bourgeron, Ghil
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Computational tools have been developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for modeling fire spread and smoke transport. These tools have been adapted to address fire scenarios that occur in the wildland urban interface (WUI)...

Person: Butler, Cook, Forney, Mell
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Physics-based coupled fire-atmosphere models are based on approximations to the governing equations of fluid dynamics, combustion, and the thermal degradation of solid fuel. They require significantly more computational resources than the most commonly...

Person: Mell, Jenkins, Gould, Cheney
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We present a decision support application that evaluates danger of severe wildland fire and prioritizes subwatersheds for vegetation and fuels treatment. We demonstrate the use of the system with an example from the Rocky Mountain region in the State...

Person: Hessburg, Reynolds, Keane, James, Salter
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The extreme cost of fighting wildland fires has brought fire suppression expenditures to the forefront of budgetary and policy debate in the United States. Inasmuch as large fires are responsible for the bulk of fire suppression expenditures,...

Person: Gebert, Calkin, Yoder
Created Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS