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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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At the request of public and private wildland fire managers who recognized a need to assimilate current fire effects knowledge, we produced this state-of-the-art integrated series of documents relevant to management of ecosystems. The series covers our...

Person: Brown, Smith, Brown
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

[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: Land managers and researchers from the Department of Agriculture (Forest Service), Department of Interior (National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management), and universities will work collaboratively to...

Person: Weatherspoon
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Project
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 Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute strives to provide scientific leadership in developing and applying the knowledge necessary to sustain wilderness ecosystems and values. Since its 1993 dedication, researchers at this federal, interagency...

Person: McCool, Cole, Borrie, O'Loughlin, Wright
Year: 2000
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

The National Fire-Danger Rating (NFDR) System produces three indexes-Occurrence, Burning, and Fire Load-that measure relative fire potentials. These indexes are derived from the fire behavior components-Spread, Energy Release, and Ignition-plus a...

Person: Deeming, Lancaster, Fosberg, Furman, Schroeder
Year: 1972
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The benefits from fire use - including hazard reduction, silvicultural manipulation, pathogen control, and nutrient recycling - might be forfeited by public reaction to smoke, whether harmful or not. Generally, the public desires alternatives to...

Person: Philpot, Johnson, George, Wallace, Blakely
Year: 1972
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Ponderosa pine needle and aspen excelsior fuel beds, chosen because they exhibit different chemical fuel characteristics, were treated with various amounts of ammonium sulfate and ammonium phosphate and burned in a wind tunnel under controlled...

Person: George, Blakely
Year: 1972
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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