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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

The present paper presents a simple model to demonstrate the effect on grass-fire propagation of the winds induced by structural fires in a wildland-urban interface setting. The model combines an empirical formula for wind-driven grass-fire spread and...

Person: Rehm, Mell
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Computational tools have been developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for modeling fire spread and smoke transport. These tools have been adapted to address fire scenarios that occur in the wildland urban interface (WUI)...

Person: Butler, Cook, Forney, Mell
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Concerns about wildland fuel levels and a growing wildland-urban interface (WUI) have pushed wildland fire risk mitigation strategies to the forefront of fire management activities. Mechanical (e.g., shearblading) and manual (e.g., thinnings) fuel...

Person: Rupp, Ottmar
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

With the advent of LANDFIRE fuels layers, an increasing number of specialists are using the data in a variety of fire modeling systems. However, a comprehensive guide on acquiring, critiquing, and editing (ACE) geospatial fuels data does not exist....

Person: Stratton
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Major wildland/urban interface fire losses, principally residences, continue to occur. Although the problem is not new, the specific mechanisms are not well known on how structures ignite in association with wildland fires. In response to the need for...

Person: Weise, Martin, Cohen
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Anchorage Wildfire Exposure Model (AFEM) is the result of a phased Municipality Anchorage, Alaska (MOA) four-year wildfire risk assessment modeling process. The AFEM and associated projects arose out of a multi-agency effort to mitigate and respond...

Person: Barnwell, Rodman, Koltun
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Past disruptions of natural fire cycles, as well as other management practices, have resulted in wildfires of increasing intensity and severity. Treatment of hazardous fuel will help reduce the impacts of wildfires on communities and restore health to...

Person: Theisen
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

We produced seven coarse-scale, 1-km2 resolution, spatial data layers for the conterminous United States to support national-level fire planning and risk assessments. Four of these layers were developed to evaluate ecological conditions and risk to...

Person: Schmidt, Menakis, Hardy, Hann, Bunnell
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The paper describes attributes of space, time, and process in terms of their relations to wildland fire. It then presents a generic framework, based on eight interrelated scale classes for space, time, and process. The effects of changing scales are...

Person: Simard
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS