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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

[from the forward] Next to crop prices, nothing is more important to the farmer's business than the weather, and in fact the weather often has a strong influence on prices. So every farmer takes a keen interest in the weather, and in many cases he...

Person:
Year: 1941
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The planar intersect technique involves counting or measuring diameters of woody pieces intersected by a vertical plane. It is based on the line intersect technique, which compares length of a given line and the amount of that line crossed by residue...

Person: Adams
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This publication contains instructions for manually calculating the indexes and components of the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS). The procedures are explained with worked examples. Working sets of nomo grams for the 20 NFDRS fuel...

Person: Burgan, Cohen, Deeming
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A procedure for forecasting the 10-hour timelag fuel moisture was developed from the theory of diffusion in wood. Studies of fuel moisture processes relating meteorological variables, as an external force, to moisture exchange processes in wood are...

Person: Fosberg
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS) updates the danger rating system developed in the early 1970's and published by Deeming and others in 1972. Numerous changes have been made to correct deficiencies and to incorporate new...

Person: Deeming, Burgan, Cohen
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This report summarizes the development, history, and operational use of liquid ammonium phosphate and polyphosphate fire retardants since their first use in the early l960's. Several liquid ammonium polyphosphates were evaluated as long-term...

Person: George, Blakely, Johnson, Simmerman, Johnson
Year: 1977
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