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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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In coal-bearing areas of the circumpolar North, a region rich in carbonaceous deposits, coal outcrops on south-facing slopes are particularly vulnerable to catching fire as they receive substantial amounts of solar radiation during the long summer days...

Person: Waigl, Prakash, Ferguson, Stuefer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The primary objective of this work is to assess the local, regional, and national risks to air quality and visibility from wildland fire. This will be done by generating and analyzing statistics of daily and nightly variability of surface wind, mixing...

Person: Sandberg, Ferguson, Acheson, Dether, Neill, Schmidt
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

Air pollution is an environmental health concern throughout the world, and is responsible for an estimated 1 out of 8 deaths. As a common component of air pollution, particulate matter (PM) is one of six criteria air pollutants regulated by the...

Person: Ferguson
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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

ANNOTATION: This article assesses how forest biomass can be utilized with and the implementation of fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration objectives of the National Fire Plan for the Western United States. Both public and private forests are...

Person: Rummer, Prestemon, May, Miles, Vissage, McRoberts, Liknes, Shepperd, Ferguson, Elliot, Miller, Reutebuch, Barbour, Fried, Stokes, Bilek, Skog
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Ventilation Climate Information System (VCIS) was completed with Joint Fire Science Program support in 2000 under a 1998-2000 project called, 'Assessing Values of Air Quality and Visibility at Risk from Wildland Fires.' It is a twice-...

Person: Ferguson, Larkin
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Research to quantify fuel consumption and flammability in shrub-dominated ecosystems has received little attention despite the widespread occurrence of fire-influenced, shrub-dominated landscapes across the arid lands of the western United States....

Person: Wright, Ottmar, Ferguson, Vihnanek
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Many areas of the boreal forest of Alaska contain deep layers of moss, duff, and peat, resulting in a large pool of biomass that potentially can burn and smolder for long periods of time creating hazardous smoke episodes for local residents and...

Person: Ottmar, Ferguson, Vihnanek, Babbitt
Year: 2003
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

Many areas of the boreal forest of Alaska contain deep layers of moss, duff, and peat, resulting in a large pool of biomass that can potentially can burn and smolder for long periods of time creating hazardous smoke episode for local residents and...

Person: Ottmar, Ferguson, Vihnanek, Babbitt
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES