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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

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Spradlin
Wildland firefighting in America's wide-open spaces has traditionally been the province of white men. To encourage and retain the talents of women and minorities in that workforce, the Bureau of Land Management has turned to the lessons of design.
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Jeon, Choi, Souri, Roy, Diao, Pan, Lee, Lee
This study investigates a significant biomass burning (BB) event occurred in Colorado of the United States in 2012 using the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. The simulation reasonably reproduced the significantly high upper tropospheric O3 concentrations (up to…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Lutz, Larson, Swanson
Large, spatially explicit forest plots have the potential to address currently understudied aspects of fire ecology and management, including the validation of physics-based fire behavior models and next-generation fire effects models. Pre-fire forest structures, fire-mediated…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Law, Stohl, Quinn, Brock, Burkhart, Paris, Ancellet, Singh, Roiger, Schlager, Dibb, Jacob, Arnold, Pelon, Thomas
Given the rapid nature of climate change occurring in the Arctic and the difficulty climate models have in quantitatively reproducing observed changes such as sea ice loss, it is important to improve understanding of the processes leading to climate change in this region,…
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Thomas, Polashenski, Soja, Marelle, Casey, Choi, Raut, Wiedinmyer, Emmons, Fast, Pelon, Law, Flanner, Dibb
Black carbon (BC) concentrations observed in 22 snowpits sampled in the northwest sector of the Greenland ice sheet in April 2014 have allowed us to identify a strong and widespread BC aerosol deposition event, which was dated to have accumulated in the pits from two snow storms…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Chasmer, Hopkinson, Petrone, Sitar
Accuracy of depth of burn (an indicator of consumption) in peatland soils using prefire and postfire airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) data is determined within a wetland-upland forest environment near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The relationship between peat soil…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Long, Peterson, Nelson
LANDFIRE (LF), Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools, is a joint program between the wildland fire management programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), with involvement of the United States…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Remenick
Fire regimes are needed for healthy forest ecosystems, but citizens who live parallel to public forests do not always understand or favour the mechanisms land managers use for fire prevention and preparation. One way that land managers and citizens may share concerns and…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fernandez-Pello
Wildland and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fires are an important problem in many areas of the world and may have major consequences in terms of safety, air quality, and damage to buildings, infrastructure, and the ecosystem. It is expected that with climate changes the…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Li, Lawrence, Bond-Lamberty
Fire is a fundamental Earth system process and the primary ecosystem disturbance on the global scale. It affects carbon and water cycles through changing terrestrial ecosystems, and at the same time, is regulated by weather and climate, vegetation characteristics, and,…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wiggins, Veraverbeke, Henderson, Karion, Miller, Lindaas, Commane, Sweeney, Luus, Tosca, Dinardo, Wofsy, Miller, Randerson
Relationships between boreal wildfire emissions and day-to-day variations in meteorological variables are complex and have important implications for the sensitivity of high-latitude ecosystems to climate change. We examined the influence of environmental conditions on boreal…
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Landis, Edgerton, White, Wentworth, Sullivan, Dillner
An unprecedented wildfire impacted the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray in May 2016 causing a mandatory city wide evacuation and the loss of 2,400 homes and commercial structures. A two-hectare wildfire was discovered on May 1, grew to ~ 157,000 ha by May 5, and continued…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Vachula, Richter
Recent changes in global fire activity and future projections can be attributed to a combination of direct human impacts and indirect effects of anthropogenic climate change. To understand how and why these shifts might occur, we need to understand the pre-human history of fires…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Sumlin, Heinson, Shetty, Pandey, Pattison, Baker, Hao, Chakrabarty
Constraining the complex refractive indices, optical properties and size of brown carbon (BrC) aerosols is a vital endeavor for improving climate models and satellite retrieval algorithms. Smoldering wildfires are the largest source of primary BrC, and fuel parameters such as…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Itter, Finley, Hooten, Higuera, Marlon, Kelly, McLachlan
Lake sediment charcoal records are used in paleoecological analyses to reconstruct fire history, including the identification of past wildland fires. One challenge of applying sediment charcoal records to infer fire history is the separation of charcoal associated with local…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Madsen, Haynes, McCaffrey
As wildland fires have had increasing negative impacts on a range of human values, in many parts of the United States (U.S.) and around the world, collaborative risk reduction efforts among agencies, homeowners, and fire departments are needed to improve wildfire safety and…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Chipman, Hu
Amplified Arctic warming may facilitate novel tundra disturbance regimes, as suggested by recent increases in the rate and extent of thermoerosion and fires in some tundra areas. Thermoerosion and wildfire can exacerbate warming by releasing large permafrost carbon stocks, and…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Luo, Hui, Miao, Liang, Wells
Fire plays a significant role in global atmosphere and biosphere carbon and nutrient cycles. Globally, there are substantially different distributions and impacts between fire occurrence and fire intensity. It is prominent to have a thorough investigation of global relationship…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Cascio
The natural cycle of landscape fire maintains the ecological health of the land, yet adverse health effects associated with exposure to emissions from wildfire produce public health and clinical challenges. Systematic reviews conclude that a positive association exists between…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Rim, Om, Ren, Kim, Kim, Kang-Chol
The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) includes a wildland fire-behavior module, WRF-Fire, which simulates wildland fire interactions with the atmosphere. Combining the WRF model with the coupled weather–wildland fire model allows simulations of wildland fire…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Yang
A dimensional analysis was performed to correlate the fuel bed fire rate of spread data previously reported in the literature. Under wind condition, six pertinent dimensionless groups were identified, namely dimensionless fire spread rate, dimensionless fuel particle size, fuel…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Houle, Kane, Kasischke, Gibson, Turetsky
We measured organic-layer (OL) recovery and carbon stocks in dead woody debris a decade after wildfire in black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) forests of interior Alaska. Previous study at these research plots has shown the strong role that landscape position plays in…
Year: 2018
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Chen, Hayes, McGuire
Burn area and the frequency of extreme fire events have been increasing during recent decades in North America, and this trend is expected to continue over the 21st century. While many aspects of the North American carbon budget have been intensively studied, the net…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Schultz, Heil, Hoelzemann, Spessa, Thonicke, Goldammer, Held, Pereira, van het Bolscher
In many regions of the world, fires are an important and highly variable source of air pollutant emissions, and they thus constitute a significant if not dominant factor controlling the interannual variability of the atmospheric composition. This paper describes the 41-year…
Year: 2008
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Kitzberger, Falk, Westerling, Swetnam
Predicting wildfire under future conditions is complicated by complex interrelated drivers operating across large spatial scales. Annual area burned (AAB) is a useful index of global wildfire activity. Current and antecedent seasonal climatic conditions, and the timing of…
Year: 2017
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES