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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Person: Pyne
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire line intensity (kW/m) in woody vegetation crowns is one of the parameters useful in assessing many fire effects. However, crown fire intensity is very difficult to measure. Temperature and time can be measured with a variety of sensors such as...

Person: Engstrom, Galley, de Groot, Despain
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A policy of allowing all fires to burn would be just as flawed as the old policy of putting them all out. ...Our policy is to use fire where we can and suppress fire where we must.'

Person: Bosworth
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... ''It will be a long time before those woods, more relentless than the waters, give up their dead.' -- C.E.Robinson, 1872 ...The drought was mild compared to the times leading up to other historically great fires in the...

Person: Brown
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Canyons or ridges are associated with a large number of fatal accidents produced during forest fires all over the world. A contribution to the understanding of fire behaviour in these terrain conditions is given in this paper. The basic geometrical...

Person: Viegas, Pita
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Extensive measurements of smoke exposure among wildland firefighters are summarized, showing that firefighters can be exposed to significant levels of carbon monoxide and respiratory irritants, including formaldehyde, acrolein, and respirable...

Person: Reinhardt, Ottmar
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Can wildland fire behavior really be predicted? That depends on how accurate you expect the prediction to be. The minute-by-minute movement of a fire will probably never be predictable- certainly not from weather conditions forecasted many hours before...

Person: Alexander, Thomas
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We report the results of a questionnaire and workshop that sought to gain a better and deeper understanding of the contemporary information needs of wildland fire and fuels managers. Results from the questionnaire indicated that the decision to...

Person: Miller, Landres
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

It is commonly accepted that the fire retardant mechanism of boric acid is a physical mechanism achieved by the formation of a coating or protective layer on the wood surface at high temperature. Although a char-forming catalytic mechanism has been...

Person: Wang, Li, Winnady
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES