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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

A relation between fire behavior and crown scorch height is derived from measurements on 13 experimental outdoor fires. The range of data includes fire intensities from 16 to 300 kcal/s-m, and scorch heights from 2 to 17 m. The results agree with...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1973
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

As fire managers we are responsible for providing the public with the most cost efficient system of fire protection and management. We are tasked with using personnel and equipment at their most efficient and safe level. To obtain these levels of...

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

This paper provides criteria for proper use of instrument shelters and suggests installation of additional special purpose shelters for other than temperature-recording instruments.

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

Wilderness fire science has progressed since the last major review of the topic, but it was significantly affected by the large fire events of 1988. Strides have been made in both fire behavior and fire effects, and in the issues of scaling, yet much...

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

Forty-one years ago, the AMS published the Glossary of Meteorology. Containing 7900 terms, more than 10,000 copies have been sold over four decades through five printings. It is a tribute to the editors of the first edition that it has withstood the...

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Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Cloud dynamics

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

Person: Houze, Jr.
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[Excerpt from preface] Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications aims to heighten awareness and appreciation of the weather in mountainous areas by introducing the reader to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology and by...

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

Roll vortices may be loosely defined as quasi two-dimensional organized large eddies with their horizontal axis extending through the whole planetary boundary layer (PBL). Their indirect manifestation is most obvious in so-called cloud streets as can...

Person: Etling, Brown
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Synoptic activity for the Arctic is examined for the period 1952-1989 using the National Meteorological Center sea level pressure data set. Winter cyclone activity is most common near Iceland, between Svalbard and Scandinavia, the Norwegian and Kara...

Person: Serreze, Box, Barry, Walsh
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES