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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Some forest managers have had concerns that prescribed burning after drought will stress mature pines, and increase their susceptibility to beetle attack. However, this concern resulted in many missed opportunities for applying fire after a recent...

Person: Coyle
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Part of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium workshop, the presentation gave a progress report on seasonal and subseasonal predictions as well as an introduction to a EPSCoR project.

Person: Bhatt, Veazey
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Meeting on Thursday November 29th, 2018 at the Alaska Fire Service on the Alaska Climate Adaption Science Center Wildfire Forecasting. Presenters include: Scott Rupp, Peter Bieniek, Robert (Zeke) Ziel, and Uma Bhatt

Person: Rupp, Bieniek, Ziel, Bhatt
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Alaska experiences extremely variable and increasingly active wildland fire seasons, with 6.6 million acres burned in 2004 and 5.1 million in 2015 respectively. The majority of acres burn in relatively brief periods of extremely warm and dry weather....

Person: Fisher, White, Thoman
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

In 2017, the dominant greenhouse gases released into Earth’s atmosphere—carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide— reached new record highs. The annual global average carbon dioxide concentration at Earth’s surface for 2017 was 405.0 ± 0.1 ppm, 2.2...

Person: Hartfield, Arndt, Blunden
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire weather indices are commonly used by fire weather forecasters to predict when weather conditions will make a wildland fire difficult to manage. Complex interactions at multiple scales between fire, fuels, topography, and weather make these...

Person: Srock, Charney, Potter, Goodrick
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Roughly 3% of the Earth's land surface burns annually, representing a critical exchange of energy and matter between the land and atmosphere via combustion. Fires range from slow smouldering peat fires, to low-intensity surface fires, to intense crown...

Person: Archibald, Lehmann, Belcher, Bond, Bradstock, Daniau, Dexter, Forrestel, Greve, He, Higgins, Hoffmann, Lamont, McGlinn, Moncrieff, Osborne, Pausas, Price, Ripley, Rogers, Schwilk, Simon, Turetsky, Van der Werf, Zanne
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The NWCG Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed Fire contains information on prescribed fire smoke management techniques, air quality regulations, smoke monitoring, modeling, communication, public perception of prescribed fire and smoke, climate change...

Person: Peterson, Lahm, Fitch, George, Haddow, Melvin, Hyde, Eberhardt
Year: 2018
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

This chapter presents a broader, more fundamental view of the ecological principles and shifting fire regimes described in the previous chapters that have important implications for ecosystem management. Also included are strategies and approaches for...

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