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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[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

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

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

A computer program, FIRES: Fire Information Retrieval and Evaluation System, provides methods for evaluating the performance of fire danger rating indexes. The relationship between fire danger indexes and historical fire occurrence and size is examined...

Person: Andrews, Bradshaw
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wind velocity and slope are two critical variables that affect wildland fire rate of spread. The effects of these variables on rate of spread are often combined in rate-of-spread models using vector addition. The various methods used to combine wind...

Person: Weise, Biging
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

An empirical model is presented which relates fractional reduction in loading to fuel element diameter and moisture content for surface and aerial fuels consumed near the fire front in a spreading crown fire. The model is based upon data from a series...

Person: Call, Albini
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Lightning location data are superimposed on lightning ignition potential and on fire danger as experimental phase 1 map products of the Wildland Fire Assessment System. As pilot components of this next generation fire danger/fire behavior system, the...

Person: Latham, Burgan, Chase, Bradshaw
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fire Behavior Research Work Unit (RWU) of the Intermountain Research Station has been developing the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) since 1994. The WFAS will eventually combine the functionality of the current fire-danger rating system (...

Person: Burgan, Andrews, Bradshaw, Chase, Hartford, Latham
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

From objectives: 'To track forest floor moisture over the course of the 1997 fire season in several forest types and geographic locations. Relate these observed moisture predictions obtained using the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System...

Person: Drury, Wilmore
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Existing records show that five wildfires burned more than 1,600 hectares of tundra on Alaska's Arctic Slope. Environmental conditions suitable for lightning, ignition, and burning occur more often than previously recognized at this northern...

Person: Barney, Comiskey
Year: 1973
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES