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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.


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Weather analysis plays a significant and enduring role in wildland fire management. The long-term weather data gathered by the permanent interagency remote automatic weather stations (RAWS) network provides the baseline for almost all preparedness...

Person: Arnold
Year: 2012
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

"Blow-up" fires are defined as those which exhibit violent build-up in fire intensity or rate of spread sufficient to prevent direct control by efficient application of conventional firefighting methods. Blow-ups are an increasingly important cause of...

Person: Arnold, Buck
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document