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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Wildland-urban fire destruction depends on homes igniting and thus requires an examination of the ignition requirements. A physical-theoretical model, based on severe case conditions and ideal heat transfer characteristics, estimated wood wall ignition...

Person: Cohen
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire behavior modeling systems are playing an increasingly important role in identifying areas of the wildland-urban interface (WUI) that could support intense and fast-moving wildfires. The modeling systems also can be used to prioritize areas for...

Person: Cheyette, Rupp, Rodman
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Extreme fire seasons in recent years and associated high suppression expenditures have brought about a chorus of calls for reform of federal firefighting structure and policy. Given the political nature of the topic, a critical review of past trends in...

Person: Calkin, Gebert, Jones, Neilson
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This paper examines the effect wildfire mitigation has on broad-scale wildfire behavior. Each year, hundreds of million of dollars are spent on fire suppression and fuels management applications, yet little is known, quantitatively, of the returns to...

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

We estimate the value to a non-industrial forest landowner of information about the magnitude of fire arrival rates. A simulation based on a model from Amacher et al. [Amacher, G., Malik, A., Haight, R., in press. Not getting burned: the importance of...

Person: Amacher, Malik, Haight
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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: FRAMES

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

Person: Alexander, Stocks, Amiro, Lanoville
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This report describes a new set of standard fire behavior fuel models for use with Rothermel's surface fire spread model and the relationship of the new set to the original set of 13 fire behavior fuel models. To assist with transition to using the new...

Person: Scott, Burgan
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Ecosystem conditions on Federal public lands have changed, particularly within the last 30 years. Wildfires in the west have increased to levels close to or above those estimated for historical conditions, despite increasing efforts and expertise in...

Person: Hann, Bunnell
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS