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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 importance of measuring and monitoring fire related ecosystem characteristics in forests is recognized and is the focus of several new studies. In this paper we present a discussion on the use of remote sensing for the study of boreal forest fire...

Person: Conard, French, Kasischke, Michalek, Mudd
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This is a chapter in the book titled, Fire, Climate Change, and Carbon Cycling in the Boreal Forest.

Person: Kasischke, Stocks, Murphy, Mudd, Stocks, Kasischke, Barry, Alexander, French
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A microwave backscattering model for shrub clumps was presented. The modelling approach was to treat the clumps as scatterers and attenuators. Three major model components were defined: surface backscattering, clump volume scattering, and multiple path...

Person: Wang, Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, O'Neill, French
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire disturbance in boreal forests can release carbon to the atmosphere stored in both the aboveground vegetation and the organic soil layer. Estimating pyrogenic emissions of carbon released during biomass burning in these forests is useful for...

Person: Michalek, French, Kasischke, Johnson, Colwell
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) composite image data, produced from AVHRR data collected in 1990, were evaluated for locating and mapping the areal extent of wildfires in the boreal forests of Alaska during that year. A technique was...

Person: Kasischke, French, Harrell, Christensen, Ustin, Barry
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Studies of ERS-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery have shown that fire scars in Alaskan forests are significantly brighter (3-6 dB) than surrounding unburned forest. The signature varies seasonally and changes as vegetation re-establishes on the...

Person: French, Kasischke, Bourgeau-Chavez, Harell
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The cold climate and resulting low decomposition rates in the ground layers of boreal forests (such as those found in interior Alaska) result in the development of deep organic soils. In turn, these soils have an important role in many physical,...

Person: Kasischke, Stocks, Kasischke, French, O'Neill, Richter, Bourgeau-Chavez, Harrell
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The landmark paper of Seiler and Crutzen (1980) clearly laid out the scientific rational as to why the study of biomass burning was essential in terms of completely understanding greenhouse gasses emissions from the land surface to the atmosphere....

Person: Innes, Beniston, Verstraete, Kasischke, O'Neill, Bourgeau-Chavez, French
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Past approaches to estimating the amounts of carbon released during fires in boreal forests have depended on two types of data: 1) those collected during prescribed burns; or 2) those collected from limited number of points in naturally-occurring fires...

Person: Innes, Beniston, Verstraete, Kasischke, Stocks, O'Neill, French, Bourgeau-Chavez
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Kasischke, Stocks, Kasischke, O'Neill, French, Bourgeau-Chavez
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS