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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Numerical weather models are being relied on more and more to develop fire weather forecasts and predict fire behavior and fire danger. Their accuracy in these applications, however, has heretofore been unknown. The purpose of this project was to study...

Person: Hoadley, Ferguson, Goodrick, Bradshaw, Werth
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The primary objective of the Emission Production Model project is: To improve the usability, accuracy, and applicability of an Emission Production Model to predict air pollutant source strength, heat release rate, and plume buoyancy from all fire...

Person: Sandberg, Alvarado, Ferguson, Leuschen, McKenzie, O'Neill, Ottmar, Peterson, Acheson, Brenner, Fisher, Lahm, Peterson, Riebau, Russell, Schaaf
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Lightning causes most wildfires in the western United States, and is a major cause of fire elsewhere in the U.S. Because most lightning occurs with significant precipitation, however, simple predictions of Lightning Activity Level (LAL) do not...

Person: Ferguson, Rorig
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A new PC-based Visual Basic software program called FEPS version 1.0 (Fire Emission Production Simulator) is now available on the Web. It is a user-friendly computer program, designed to predict emissions and heat release characteristics from...

Person: Sandberg, Ferguson
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Smoke management is becoming increasingly complex as the use of fire to preserve or maintain forest health and reduce hazardous fuels is increasing and as smoke from forest and rangeland burning is combining with smoke from traditional agricultural...

Person: Ferguson, Peterson, Acheson
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Objective: The purpose/objectives of the 2: Congress is an open exchange of information between fire managers, land managers, fire ecologists and the meteorological and climatological community. As stated above, the issue of wildland fire has become...

Person: Brenner, Ferguson
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Previous studies of model performance at varying resolutions have focused on winter storms or isolated convective events. Little attention has been given to the static high pressure situations that may lead to severe wildfire outbreaks. This study...

Person: Hoadley, Westrick, Ferguson, Goodrick, Bradshaw, Werth
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Tomback, Arno, Keane, Hoff, Ferguson, McDonald, Keane
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Smoke dispersion prediction systems are becoming increasingly valuable tools in smoke management. There are a variety of potential applications that can help current management issues. These include screening, where methods and models are used to...

Person: Hardy, Ottmar, Peterson, Core, Seamon, Ferguson
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Once smoke enters the atmosphere, its concentration at any one place or time depends on mechanisms of transport and dispersion. By transport, we mean whatever carries a plume vertically or horizontally in the atmosphere. Dispersion simply is the...

Person: Hardy, Ottmar, Peterson, Core, Seamon, Ferguson
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES