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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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A scheme is presented for dealing with the full range of fire behavior in conifer forests. It is based on empirical data from fires in Canadian forests plus a theory to describe the physical conditions for the transition from surface to crown fire. In...

Person: MacIver, Auld, Whitewood, Van Wagner
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Residential encroachment into wildland areas places an additional burden on fire management activities. Prevention programs, fuel management efforts, and suppression strategies, previously employed in wildland areas, require modification for protection...

Person: Schmoldt
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This chapter reviews basis for some fundamental techniques, principles, and practices of dendroecology. Dendroecology refers to applications of dendrochronological techniques to problems in ecology. The important ecological problems for which...

Person: Fritts, Swetnam
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The distribution of individual species and of vegetation types offers clues to the amoral role of fire in the native temperate forests of what are now the 48 contiguous United States. Through the selective process, fire has helped adapt species....

Person: Hendrickson
Year: 1972
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

Some basic fire behavior phenomena are described in terms of analytical solutions to simple physical models for the heating of unburned fuel to ignition temperature by radiation from the combustion region. The most interesting result is a model for the...

Person: Weber
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Record of observations on forest/tundra ecology. Discusses northern soils, plant communities, climate, and faunal relationships. Includes maps, data, aerial photographs.

Person: Larsen
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Moisture contents of organic forest-floor materials were studied by strata on a clear-cut jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) site in relation to slash distribution and changes in both duff moisture code and fine fuel moisture code, the two weather-based...

Person: Chrosciewicz
Year: 1989
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES