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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This agreement is made and entered into by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Joint Fire Science Program (BLM), and the University of Nevada Reno for the purpose of Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Joint Fire Science Program...

Person: Singletary, Evans
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Short-term exposures to ambient particulate matter (PM) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the exposed population, and these same patterns have been noted during wildland fire episodes. Since the scale and frequency of wildfires...

Person: Gilmour, Dye, Hays, Hazari, Higuchi
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The primary purpose of this project is to maintain a knowledge bank of JFSP-funded science and to synthesize science findings to inform JFSP governing board decisions and science communication efforts and to provide general science advice to the JFSP...

Person: Falk, Hunter
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Mixed severity wildfires burn large areas in western North America forest ecosystems in most years and this is expected to continue or increase with climate change. Little is understood about vegetation recovery and changing fuel conditions 7-15 years...

Person: Hudak, Morgan, Newingham, Strand, Eitel, Kennedy, Smith
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Although representing only a small mass fraction of the emissions from biomass burning, the emitted particle-phase organic species (organic aerosol, OA) exert importance influences on visibility, climate, and human health. Wildland fire, both...

Person: Kreidenweis, Pierce
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

In summary, the toxicological and epidemiological evidence of adverse effects for those with chronic exposure to smoke is troubling, especially so for those with preexisting cardiovascular health conditions. What the research means for healthy workers...

Person: Domitrovich, Ottmar
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Emissions of aerosols and gases from fires have been shown to adversely affect US air quality at local to regional scales as well as downwind regions far away from the source. Fire activity is strongly related to weather and climate. Recent...

Person: Pierce, Heald, Robinson, Val Martin
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The proposed project will quantify the effects of hazardous fuels treatments on suppression costs of subsequent wildfires. Spatial econometric models of daily fire suppression costs will be estimated to determine if and to what spatial and temporal...

Person: Naughton, Barnett, Miller, Parks
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency modeling team proposes to provide expertise related to smoke emissions, modeling, and transport to support the design of future field studies focused on fire behavior. As part of that commitment, we plan to...

Person: Baker, Pierce, Gullett, Kleindienst, Landis, Mathur, Pouliot, Rao, Vette
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The physics-based models FIRETEC and WFDS have been used to simulate a number of field experiments involving fire in wildland fuels. These models work by simulating the coupled physical processes driving fire behavior including the drying and thermal...

Person: Mell, Linn, Hoffman, Parsons, Sieg
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES