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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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A recent study of simulated forecast-based interventions as a tool to reduce the health and economic burden during smoke episodes. The study illustrated a large health burden associated with these events and the potential benefit an adaptation of...

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

Wildfires are an inherent part of the landscape in many parts of the world; however, they often impose substantial economic burdens on human populations where they occur, both in terms of impacts and of management costs. As wildfires burn towards human...

Person: Duff, Tolhurst
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

There is no uniform means for assessing social impact from wildland fires beyond statistics such as home loss, suppression costs and the number of residents evacuated. In this paper we argue for and provide a more comprehensive set of considerations...

Person: Paveglio, Brenkert-Smith, Hall, Smith
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Project Objectives: We request support from the JFSP to: 1. adapt FFE-FVS to support fire-related economic analysis by linking FFE-FVS to IASELECT (Wiitala 1992) and CHEAPOII (Horn and others 1986). IASELECT quantifies the optimal economic performance...

Person: Crookston, Kurz, Reinhardt, Hardy, Wiitala
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

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

Wildfire is often a naturally occurring process, hence the term 'natural hazard,' but unlike other natural, potentially disastrous weather-related events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, there are two critical human elements unique to a...

Person: Jeffery
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In this study we developed methods to comprehensively analyze the economic risk of post-wildfire debris flows and proof of concept models to optimally allocate resources towards various mitigation options. These methods utilize previously existing post...

Person: Rebennack, Santi, Kaffine, Staley
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire-potential information products are designed to support decisions for prefire staging of movable wildfire suppression resources across geographic locations. We quantify the economic value of these information products by defining their value as...

Person: Christman, Rollins
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Globally, wildfire size, severity, and frequency have been increasing, as have related fatalities and taxpayer-funded firefighting costs (1). In most accessible forests, wildfire response prioritizes suppression because fires are easier and cheaper to...

Person: North, Stephens, Collins, Agee, Aplet, Franklin, Fulé
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Over 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service to manage America's 193-million acre national forests and grasslands for the benefit of all Americans. Today, that mission is being consumed by the ever-...

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Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES