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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 1998 wildland fire season presented conditions favoring increased wildland fire numbers and rapid expansion of area affected. This situation posed complex issues to all wildland fire management agencies in terms of firefighting resource...

Person: Goens, Ferguson, Zimmerman, Hilbruner, Werth, Sexton, Bartlette
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Several smoke-dispersion models, which currently are available for modeling smoke from biomass burns, were evaluated for ease of use, availability of input data, and output data format. The input and output components of all models are listed, and...

Person: Breyfogle, Ferguson
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The impact of climate change on human ecology in the northern latitudes is dependent upon the rate, magnitude, and duration of expected change. This paper provides a foundation for understanding these important components by describing elements of the...

Person: Peterson, Johnson, Ferguson
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fires in the northern interior have long been known to smolder for long periods. Because emission rates from smoldering smoke are small in comparison to rates of emissions during flaming, however, and because it is difficult to monitor smoldering fires...

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

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Person: Rorig, Ferguson, Sandberg
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The moisture content of material on a forest floor can play a significant role in its potential for fire ignition and resulting severity, especially in boreal ecosystems that contain deep layers of moss. To better understand the effect of weather and...

Person: Ferguson, Rorig, Bluhm, Sandberg
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In managing smoke from wildland biomass fires, much effort has been placed on lofted trajectories that may influence human health, regional haze, scenic vistas, and effects on incoming radiation. It has been found, however, that neutrally-buoyant smoke...

Person: Ferguson, Ruthford, Nagel, Moore, Sandberg
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

With the increasing use of prescribed fire, predicting the potential impacts are becoming more and more important. Of great concern are the effects of smoke on human health and visibility. To help land managers anticipate and plan for potential...

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