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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

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

In order to keep our focus and avoid unnecessary mission creep that could ultimately prevent us from achieving our objectives, we plan to invite specific personnel and agencies to this work shop. Our plan is to place three focal points at the workshop...

Person: Brenner, Masters, Ferguson
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) were developed to assess and predict wildfire danger in the forests of the United States and Canada. In addition, the fire weather index...

Person: Galley, Klinger, Sugihara, Rorig, Ferguson, Sandberg
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In Alaska, the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) system is used to track the effect of weather of fuel moisture conditions. The prescription of the FrostFire experimental burn (near Fairbanks) was based on the basic weather conditions as well as...

Person: Galley, Klinger, Sugihara, Rorig, Ferguson, Sandberg
Year: 2003
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