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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This paper gives an overview of fire in the wildland-urban interface.

Person: Weise, Wotton
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Effective mitigation of external fires on structures can be achieved flexibly, economically, and aesthetically by (1) preventing large-area ignition on structures by avoiding close proximity of burning vegetation; and (2) stopping flame travel from...

Person: Dietenberger
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on several fronts. In the United States, the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs....

Person: Mell, Manzello, Maranghides, Butry, Rehm
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire exclusion in wildlands during the last century has caused the excessive accumulation of fuels that has resulted in catastrophic fires. In spite of devastating losses from fire, human development continues to increase in the wildland-urban...

Person: Pruden, Brennan, Feary, Neuenschwander
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The wildland-urban interface fire dynamics simulator (WFDS) extends the fire dynamics simulator (FDS), which has been developed for structural fires, to account for the presence of terrain and/or vegetation and the spread of fires through vegetation....

Person: Mell
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In an effort to quantify structure ignition mechanisms during wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, rapidly deployable instrumentation packages were developed. For a structure under a WUI fire attack, the packages are designed to: (1) provide...

Person: Manzello, Park, Cleary
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

To provide critical spotting information to fire managers and the developers of operational wildfire behavior models, a physics-based spotting model has been developed and used to characterize potential spotting hazard in complex wildland urban...

Person: Linn, Sieg, Koo, Winterkamp
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Reducing risk of loss due to wildfire in enhanced when forest fuels surrounding communities and individual structures are properly managed and are a part of the FireSmart concept. This report describes two test burns where a crown fire was burned into...

Person: Schroeder
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) constitutes a major, cooperative, global undertaking involving coordination by the Canadian Forest Service Fire Research Network and the Government of the Northwest Territories' Forest...

Person: Viegas, Alexander, Stocks, Wotton, Lanoville
Year: 1998
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Spotting ignition by lofted firebrands is a significant mechanism of fire spread, as observed in many large-scale fires. The role of firebrands in fire propagation and the important parameters involved in spot fire development are studied. Historical...

Person: Koo, Pagni, Weise, Woycheese
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS