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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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We describe a model that estimates the optimal total expected cost of a wildland fire, given uncertainty in both flame length and fire-line width produced. In the model, a sequence of possible fire-line perimeters is specified, each with a forecasted...

Person: Mees, Strauss, Chase
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

PLUMP is a general-purpose, one-dimensional plume rise model for wildfire and prescribed fire planning. It calculates the characteristics of fire plumes, including vertical velocity, water content, excess temperature, rain, and ice. The model can also...

Person: Latham
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper is intended to broaden awareness and help develop consensus among USDA Forest Service scientists and resource managers about the role and significance of disturbance in ecosystem dynamics and, hence, resource management. To have an effective...

Person: Averill, Larson, Saveland, Wargo, Williams, Bellinger
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Sufficient data exist within the literature to allow the woody biomass of two subspecies of Artemisia tridentata, basin big sagebrush Artemesia tridentata ssp. tridentata), and Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata ssp. wyomingensiis), to be...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1983
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A nylon tent designed for firefighters was placed in a smoky environment in a wind tunnel. The close knit fabric screened out 95 percent of the particulate matter but none of the gases in the smoke. There was no oxygen depletion in the tent when a...

Person: Blakely
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The motion of a strong line thermal in an unstratified atmosphere is modeled to estimate a bound for its capability to lift firebrand particles. It is found that the maximum height of a viable firebrand is roughly proportional to the square root of...

Person: Albini
Year: 1983
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This conference brought together scientists and managers from federal, state, and local agencies, along with private-sector interests, to examine key concepts involving sustainable ecological systems, and ways in which to apply these concepts to...

Person: Covington, DeBano
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There are four major questions affecting the future of ecological restoration. The first and most serious question is philosophical. Should we attempt to restore ecosystems? Some people want to separate humans from nature because they believe that...

Person: Covington, DeBano, Bonnicksen
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Photography is practical for recording and measuring some aspects of forest fire behavior if the scale and perspective can be determined. This paper describes a photogrammetric method for measuring flame height and rate of spread for fires on flat...

Person: Clements, Ward, Adkins
Year: 1983
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Effects of wind velocity and slope on fire spread rate and flame length were examined. Fuel beds of vertical sticks (13.97 cm x 0.455 cm x 0.1 10 cm) and coarse excelsior were burned in an open-topped tilting wind tunnel. Mean fuel moisture content of...

Person: Kashiwagi, Weise, Biging
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES