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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The appropriate role of large airtankers (LATs) in federal fire suppression in the United States has been the source of much debate and discussion in recent years as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has faced impending decisions about how best to address...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Stonesifer, Thompson, Calkin, McHugh
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presentation by Everett Hinkley and Brad Quayle, US Forest Service, from Alaska Fire Science Workshop, October 16, 2015, begins at the 28:30 mark and lasts approximately 24 minutes.

Person: Hinkley, Quayle
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

'First load to the box.' Calmly, but with urgency, these words rolled through the intercom while I was in the loft working on a project for the afternoon. As the alarm sounded through the building, I knew that meant we had a fire call, and without...

Person: Goldammer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

On May 19, 2014, during unusually dry weather, a fire started in a popular recreational area near Funny River Road in the Kenai, near Newberry's home. The wind pushed it through dry grasses and into insect-killed stands of spruce. By the end of the day...

Person: Campbell
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Carbon footprint (CF) can be a key factor stimulating innovation while driving sustainable decision making. The air transport sector and wildfires are considered to be relevant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Among the available resources for...

Person: Alvarez, Planelles, Rubio
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Because of their rapid maneuverability, extended operational range, and improved personnel safety, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with vision-based systems have great potential for monitoring, detecting, and fighting forest fires. Over the last decade...

Person: Yuan, Zhang, Liu
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Performance requirements for a real-time recording, bispectral, line-scanning infrared equipment are outlined for application to forest fire detection and mapping.

Person: Madden
Year: 1973
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Shirley Zylstra, of USFS Missoula Technical Development Center (fs.fed.us/eng/techdev/mtdc.htm), gave a talk and demonstration on the properties of aerial retardant, foams and gels along with tips on improving effectiveness. She presented this at two...

Person: Zylstra
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The fourth webinar in this series covered new techniques and technologies.

Person: Kuss
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Randi Jandt talked about the evolution of Alaska firefighting practices (field and management)over the past 50 years. We are starting to be aware of the changes in climate and in Alaska forests: is the wildfire "problem" the same one we faced...

Person: Jandt
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES