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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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.

This podcast...

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
Year:
Resource Group: Website
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

Greg Dillon of the USDA Forest Service's Fire Modeling Institute (FMI) gives an overview of the work FMI does in wildland fire.

Webinar hosted by National Weather Service IMET.

Person: Dillon
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is defined as a geographic area where human developments and flammable vegetation merge in a wildfire-prone environment. Losses due to wildfire have been rising in the past decade, attributed to changes in vegetation...

Person: Masoudvaziri, Bardales, Keskin, Sarreshtehdari, Sun, Khorasani
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wind plays an important role in the built environment. Large outdoor fires in the built environment are no exception. Under strong wind, firebrands fly far, which leads to quick fire spread. In this study, the effect of structure to structure...

Person: Suzuki, Manzello
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
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
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES