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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[From lead-in] Although there are many other fire behavior knowledge gaps and research needs that I could list here (e.g., development of models or guidelines for predicting fire vortex generation, plume-dominated or convectively dominated fires and...

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

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

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

This paper addresses the impacts of climate change on forest fires and describes how this, in turn, will impact on the forests of the United States. In addition to reviewing existing studies on climate change and forest fires we have used two transient...

Person: Flannigan, Stocks, Wotton
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The TASET project was funded by the Joint Fire Science Program to develop a structured analysis of smoke management and to recommend specific developments for advancing the state of science in this field. The structured analysis was conducted by...

Person: Fox, Riebau
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The equations presented by G. M. Byram in 1959 for calculating energy flow rate in the wind field (P w ) and in the convection column (P f ) above a wildland fire are inconsistent because units for each rate are not those of an energy rate (or power)...

Person: Nelson
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The papers in these proceedings cover a wide range of topics related to human and natural disturbance processes in forests of the boreal zone in North America and Eurasia. Topics include historic and predicted landscape change; forest management;...

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

A method is presented for the evaluation of the heating efficiency required for ignition as a spreading fire closes with fuel. An array of thermocouples was implanted in the fuel ahead of the fire to obtain the heat absorbed by the fuel prior to...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1973
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A computer program assembled for the Hewlett-Packard 9800/Model 20 is presented for calculating the rate of fire spread according to Rothermel's fire spread model.

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

An inconsistency arises in Rothermel's fire spread model when there are two or more categories. If a fuel load is split into identical classes in two separate categories, the reaction intensity is less than if the load is contained in a single...

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