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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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At the request of public and private wildland fire managers who recognized a need to assimilate current fire effects knowledge, we produced this state-of-the-art integrated series of documents relevant to management of ecosystems. The series covers our...

Person: Brown, Smith, Brown
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The threat of life and property losses related to wildfires is a significant issue for federal, state, and local fire and planning agencies who consider the mix of residential areas and wildlands. The wildland fire threat is part of the more general...

Person: Cohen
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Forty-six papers are presented on the nature and management of threats to wilderness ecosystems. Five overview papers synthesize knowledge and research on wilderness fire, recreation impacts, livestock in wilderness, nonnative invasive plants, and...

Person: Cole, McCool, Borrie, O'Loughlin
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Published data on two sets of experimental fires in jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) forest were subjected to two forms of analysis. The first was a classification into surface fires and two kinds of crown fire, passive and active. In the second, the...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A demonstration package of predictive models for assessing the risk of forest damage from wind, fire and snow has been produced which can be accessed via the World Wide Web (WWW). The paper describes how this demonstration provides a common point of...

Person: Miller, Dunham, Broadgate, Aspinall, Law
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

An extension of the simple ellipse model of a vegetation fire is presented. This facilitates numerical implementation, and can therefore incorporate irregular topographical features and temporal changes in burning conditions. The model has been encoded...

Person: Wallace
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A series of laboratory fire experiments were conducted in fuel beds consisting of either excelsior (wood wool), or 6.35 mm sticks, or a mixture of these. Tests were done both with and without wind. Various characteristics of the fire, including rate of...

Person: Catchpole, Catchpole, Rothermel
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Many U. S. forests, especially those with historically short-interval, low- to moderate-severity fire regimes, are too dense and have excessive quantities of fuels. Widespread treatments are needed to restore ecological integrity and reduce the high...

Person: Neuenschwander, Ryan, Weatherspoon
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Burning has been a traditional component of land clearing operations to eliminate unwanted debris from fields. Burning under the proper conditions can be a cost efficient method of debris removal, and provides nutrient release into the soil. Burning,...

Person: Colla, Southwick
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This report examines some forest health issues current in West Coast states in 1997, 1998 and 1999. The narrative discusses forest ecosystem disturbance, two significant forest insect and disease problems - Swiss needle cast and spruce beetle - forest...

Person: Campbell, Dale, Hooper, Ripley, Schulz
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES