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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 eddy simulation (LES) based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulators have obtained increasing attention in the wildland fire research community, as these tools allow the inclusion of important driving physics. However, due to the complexity...

Person: Mueller, Mell, Simeoni
Year: 2014
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

FIREMAP is a model for simulating surface fire spread through heterogeneous fuels and over non-uniform terrain. The model was constructed using PROMAP, a language which allows dynamic spatial models to be constructed using raster GIS data bases. The...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Ball, Guertin
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This work addresses the impacts of development at the wildland-urban interface on forest fires that spread to human habitats. Catastrophic fires in the western United States and elsewhere make these impacts a matter of urgency for decision makers,...

Person: Spyratos, Bourgeron, Ghil
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A 30-foot (9.1 m) separation between structures and vegetation is widely used as the required minimum in many regulations in the USA. This paper attempts to provide a model for estimating a safe separation, or 'setback'. Radiant heat flux is...

Person: Viegas, Gettle, Rice
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The wildland-urban interface fire dynamics simulator (WFDS) extends the fire dynamics simulator (FDS), which has been developed for structural fires, to account for the presence of terrain and/or vegetation and the spread of fires through vegetation....

Person: Mell
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A 3-D computational fluid dynamics model is used to estimate the thermal impact on structures exposed to fire in the urban interface. The burning of vegetation is represented by a well-adjusted gas burner diffusion flame. This article examines two...

Person: Porterie, Nicolas, Consalvi, Loraud, Giroud, Picard
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A simple physics-based mathematical model is developed for prediction of the propagation of a grass-fire front driven by an ambient wind and by entrainment winds generated from one or more burning structures. This model accounts for the heterogeneous...

Person: Rehm
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In an effort to quantify structure ignition mechanisms during wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, rapidly deployable instrumentation packages were developed. For a structure under a WUI fire attack, the packages are designed to: (1) provide...

Person: Manzello, Park, Cleary
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A fast model of radiative impact on structures exposed to a fire front in the urban interface is presented. The front is viewed as a collection of turbulent diffusion flames whose properties (composition and temperature) are taken from a database...

Person: Consalvi, Porterie, Nicolas, Loraud, Kaiss
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Recent fires have spawned intense interest in fuel treatment and ecological restoration activities. Scientists and land managers have been advocating these activities for years, and the recent fires have provided incentives for federal, state, and...

Person: Omi, Joyce, Scott
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS