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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the summary and conclusions ... 'This report describes guiding principles defining the what, why, and where of economical fuel reduction in the northern Rocky Mountain region. It includes comments concerning the when and how although it does...

Person: Lyman
Year: 1945
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Economically sound decisions on fuel treatment require knowledge of treatment costs. Fuel treatment costs derived using an economic cost concept on two National Forests were found to be higher than reported by accounting methods. Costs are sufficiently...

Person: Gonzalez-Caban, McKetta
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This report describes the factors which led to the establishment of Project Skyfire and presents the first results of its operation. Skyfire is a program designed to acquire basic scientific information about lightning fires in western forests, the...

Person: Barrows, Schaefer, MacCready
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: McRae
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Describes how to compute indexes and components for the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System using the Hewlett-Packard 71B handheld calculator and custom memory. Predicting fire behavior with the HP-71B is described in a separate publication, "...

Person: Burgan, Susott
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

[Excerpted from text] Violent or erratic fire behavior often develops as a complete surprise even to the more experienced fire fighters. Such behavior usually is not completely explained and is frequently dismissed with the remark that the fire...

Person: Cramer
Year: 1954
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
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A study of atmospheric conditions related to blowup fires.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

Person: Byram
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This report describes the operation of the fire behavior prediction program available as a Custom Read Only Memory (CROM) for the Hewlett-Packard model 71B handheld calculator. Worked examples are given for each of the 13 program modules, and the...

Person: Susott, Burgan
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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Person: Van Cleve, Chapin, Flanagan, Viereck, Dyrness, Slaughter, Viereck
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES