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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Larger and more severe wildfires are becoming more frequent and impacting different communities and human settlements. Much of the scientific literature and media on wildfires has focused on area of ecosystems burned and numbers of structures destroyed...

Person: Thomas, Escobedo, Sloggy, Sanchez
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are among the worst natural and man-made disasters currently facing our nation. The damage a wildfire causes is multifaceted as it affects multiple areas of civilization and the safety and health of responding firefighters. Today, factors...

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Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem, yet the expansion of the wildland-urban interface, combined with climatic changes and other anthropogenic activities, have led to the rise of wildfire hazards in the past few decades. Managing...

Person: Elhami-Khorasani, Ebrahimian, Buja, Cutter, Kosović, Lareau, Meacham, Rowell, Taciroglu, Thompson, Watts
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[From the Report Summary]

Background: The American Lung Association commissioned a report, written by PSE Healthy Energy, to answer the question: What does the current research say about the potential of prescribed fire to mitigate the...

Person: Hill, Jaeger, Smith
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The American Lung Association recently released a report titled "Can Prescribed Fire Mitigate Health Harm? A Review of Air Quality and Public Health Implications of Wildfire and Prescribed Fire." This report, commissioned by the American Lung...

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Year: 2022
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

[From the Introduction] In the October-December 2019 issue of WILDFIRE, we described a recently developed rule of thumb for estimating a wildfire’s forward spread rate when burning conditions are severe, namely when wind speeds are high and fuels are...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

IBHS test chamber is a unique facility to study the effects of wind on fire. The test chamber area is equal to four basketball courts which allows researchers to perform large scale wind and fire tests. The test chamber is equipped with 105 fans that...

Person: Hedayati, Gorham
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Destructive wildfires are now a real threat in regions across the country and beyond what was once considered as the fire season, examples of which are the 2016 Gatlinburg Fire in the Southeast and the 2021 Marshall Fire in late December. Existing...

Person: Elhami-Khorasani
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

In 2019 we described the development of a rule of thumb for estimating a wildfire’s forward rate of spread in cases when burning conditions are severe (i.e., namely when wind speeds are high and fuels are critically dry) and the time available to...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

There are thousands of communities and millions of homes in fire-prone wildland–urban interface (WUI) environments. Although future developments may be sited and designed to be more survivable and resistant to losses, an over-arching strategy is needed...

Person: Moritz, Hazard, Johnston, Mayes, Mowery, Oran, Parkinson, Schmidt, Wesolowski
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES