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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The management of wildfire is a dynamic, complex, and fundamentally uncertain enterprise. Fire managers face uncertainties regarding fire weather and subsequent influence on fire behavior, the effects of fire on socioeconomic and ecological resources,...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Thompson
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The appropriate role of large airtankers (LATs) in federal fire suppression in the United States has been the source of much debate and discussion in recent years as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has faced impending decisions about how best to address...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Stonesifer, Thompson, Calkin, McHugh
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fuels treatments have long mattered, and are expected to into the future. Mangers are trying desperately to quantitatively answer the question "How much of the risk of wildfire to key values is being reduced through fuels management programs?...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Christiansen
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

How well can we expect to predict the spread rate of wildfires and prescribed fires? The degree of accuracy in model predictions of wildland fire behaviour characteristics are dependent on the model's applicability to a given situation, the...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Cruz, Alexander
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This presentation recapitulates the main points made at a technology and information transfer workshop held in advance of the conference that provided overviews of two software applications, developed by the authors, for use in assessing crown fire...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Alexander, Cruz
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Understanding what determines area burned in large landscapes is critical for informing wildland fire management in fire-prone environments and for representing fire activity in Dynamic Global Vegetation Models. For the past ten years, a group of...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Cary, Keane, Flannigan, Davies, Li, Parsons
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The tragic fatality events of the mid-1990s and subsequent studies led to a concentrated effort to increase safety in the US federal wildland firefighter community beginning in 2000. Addressing human factors (HF) as a causal agent in accidents was a...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Loveless, Hernandez
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL) wildland fire management position was created in the United States in 2009 to reflect updated terminology. SOPL merges the former Fire Use Manager positions (FUM1 and FUM2) and is now an established position...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, McHugh, Hoyt, Fay
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Systems to estimate forest fire potential commonly utilize one or more indexes that relate to expected fire behavior; however they indicate neither the chance that a large fire will occur, nor the expected number of large fires. That is, they do not...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Preisler, Eidenshink, Howard, Burgan
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Predictive Services program was created under the National Wildfire Coordinating Group in 2001 to address the need for long- and short-term decision support information for fire managers and operations personnel. The primary mission of Predictive...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Riley, Stonesifer, Calkin, Preisler
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES