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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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In 2019, the Shovel Creek Fire grew rapidly and threatened nearby neighborhoods north of Fairbanks. The fire was started by lighting on June 21. After 39 days of burning, and $25 million spent on suppression the fire was put out and no homes or lives...

Person: Grabinski, Smith
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Fires occurring at the wildland-urban interface (WUI) have rapidly increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades. As a result of these extreme fires, multiple communities, including thousands of structures, are destroyed every year. The...

Person: Richter, Bathras, Barbetta Duarte, Gollner
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Large wildfires of increasing frequency and severity threaten local populations and natural resources while contributing carbon emissions into the earth-climate system. Although wildfires have been researched and modeled for decades, no verifiable...

Person: Gollner
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

This paper presents an investigation on the effect of fire intensity of a wind driven surface fire, similar to a large wildfire, on an idealized structure located downstream from the fire source. A numerical simulation was conducted using an open...

Person: Edalati-nejad, Ghodrat, Fanaee, Simeoni
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Marty Alexander (Wild Rose Fire Behavior) and Luc Bibeau (FireSmart Specialist with Yukon Wildland Fire Management, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory) discuss the 3-m tree crown spacing guideline for the prevention of crowning wildfires.

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

The disruptions to wildland fires, such as firebreaks, roads and rivers, can limit the spread of wildfire propagating through surface or crown fire. A large forest can be separated into different zones by carefully constructing firebreaks through...

Person: Khan, Moinuddin
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal about the science, policy, and technology of fires and how they interact with communities and the environment, broadly defined, published quarterly online by MDPI. Fire serves as an...

Person: Xu, Kolomanska, Smith
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Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fires present a threat to both the environment and to homes and businesses in the wildland urban interface. Understanding the behavior of wildland fires is crucial for developing informed risk management techniques, such as prescribed burning...

Person: Stubbs, Humphreys, Goldman, Childtree, Kush, Scarborough
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A new approach to characterize airborne firebrands during Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires is detailed. The approach merges the following two imaging techniques in a single field-deployable diagnostic tool: (1) 3D Particle Tracking Velocimetry (3D-...

Person: Bouvet, Link, Fink
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fences and mulch contribute to the spread of wildland-urban interface fires, acting both as ignition targets and as sources that may ignite nearby objects through direct flame contact and firebrand generation. This paper presents the findings from...

Person: Hood, Drury, Steelman, Steffens, Butler, Johnsson, Tang
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES