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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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
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
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
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fire Continuum Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire, was designed to cover both the biophysical and human dimensions aspects of fire along the fire continuum. This...

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

Pyrolysis is a key process in all stages of wood burning from ignition to extinction. Understanding each stage is crucial to tackle wildfires and assess the fire safety of timber buildings. A model of appropriate complexity of wood pyrolysis and...

Person: Richter, Rein
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Spot fires caused by lofted embers (i.e., firebrands) can be a significant factor in the spread of wildland fires. Embers can be especially dangerous near the wildland urban interface (WUI) because of the potential for the fire to be spread near or...

Person: Blunck, Butler, Bailey, Wagenbrenner
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire is an ecological factor in ecosystems around the world, made increasingly more critical by unprecedented shifts in climate and human population pressure. The knowledge gradually acquired on the subject is needed to improve fire behaviour...

Person: Moya, Certini, Fulé
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Key message: The collective analysis of a relatively large number of wildfire observations documented in conifer forests, dry eucalypt forests and temperate shrublands revealed that the forward rate of fire spread is roughly 10% of the average 10-m...

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

Wildland firebrands are known to ignite materials in attic spaces of homes. To clarify the effects of choices in attic insulation materials for homes located at the wildland urban interface, this study seeks to characterize the effects of firebrand...

Person: Wessies, Chang, Marr, Ezekoye
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire contains information on prescribed fire smoke management techniques, air quality regulations, smoke monitoring, modeling, communication, public perception of prescribed fire and smoke, climate change...

Person: Peterson, Lahm, Fitch, George, Haddow, Melvin, Hyde, Eberhardt
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES