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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

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

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
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
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Media
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

From the text ... 'The August 2004 issue of the Canadian Journal of forest Research (volume 34[8]) is devoted to a special topic: 'The International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) in Canada's Northwest Territories: Advancing the...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Several fuel treatment demonstration trials or case studies were carried out as part of the International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME), Northwest Territories: 1) demonstrating the value of fully leafed-out trembling aspen (Populus...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Alexander, Lanoville
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

[From lead-in] Although there are many other fire behavior knowledge gaps and research needs that I could list here (e.g., development of models or guidelines for predicting fire vortex generation, plume-dominated or convectively dominated fires and...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

As part of their project on linear disturbances, the Wildland Fire Operations Research Group of the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) have developed a state-of-the art user-oriented computer program for gauging the effectiveness...

Person: Alexander, Baxter, Hsieh
Year: 2006
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