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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fires occurring at the wildland-urban interface (WUI) have rapidly increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades. As a result of these extreme fires, multiple communities, including thousands of structures, are destroyed every year. The...

Person: Richter, Bathras, Barbetta Duarte, Gollner
Year: 2022
Resource Group: Document
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

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

Wildland fires present a threat to both the environment and to homes and businesses in the wildland urban interface. Understanding the behavior of wildland fires is crucial for developing informed risk management techniques, such as prescribed burning...

Person: Stubbs, Humphreys, Goldman, Childtree, Kush, Scarborough
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
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

Fences and mulch contribute to the spread of wildland-urban interface fires, acting both as ignition targets and as sources that may ignite nearby objects through direct flame contact and firebrand generation. This paper presents the findings from...

Person: Hood, Drury, Steelman, Steffens, Butler, Johnsson, Tang
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
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

United States forestland is an important ecosystem type, land cover, land use, and economic resource that is facing several drivers of change including climatic. Because of its significance, forestland was identified through the National Climate...

Person: Anderson, Heath, Emery, Hicke, Littell, Lucier, Masek, Peterson, Pouyat, Potter, Robertson, Sperry
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

Identifying the number of firebrands generated during wildfires is an important aspect of understanding their propagation. A key challenge in quantifying the number of firebrands released is to distinguish those that are ‘hot’ and could lead to further...

Person: Adusumilli, Hudson, Gardner, Blunck
Year: 2021
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES