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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[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
Created Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
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
Created Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
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
Created Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The prediction of a wildfire rate of spread and growth under high wind speeds and dry fuel moisture conditions is key to taking proactive actions to warn and protect communities. We investigated the possibility that a simple relationship exists that...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Created Year: 2021
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
Created Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A 3-m between crown spacing is a commonly cited criterion found in the wildland-urban interface fire literature for minimizing the likelihood of a fully-developed crown fire from occurring in a conifer forest on level terrain. The validity of this...

Person: Alexander, Cruz
Created Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
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
Created Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The prevalence of wildfire disasters across Canada over the past two decades such as occurred in Kelowna, BC in 2003 and Fort McMurray, AB in 2016 has prompted a continuing search for solutions to address the wildland-urban interface or intermix (WUI)...

Person: Alexander
Created Year: 2020
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Heuristic approaches to problem solving, commonly called rules of thumb, employ practical, quick, in the moment, methods that are not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable in every situation but sufficient for most decision making situations,...

Person: Cruz, Alexander
Created Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Solutions to the wildland-urban interface or intermix (WUI) fire problem may vary considerably across ecosystems. A case in point is the boreal forest regions of northern Canada and Alaska - i.e., 'northern solutions are needed for northern problems'....

Person: Alexander
Created Year: 2009
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES