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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Evacuation is the preferred method in the U.S. for preserving public safety in wildfire. However, alternatives such as staying and defending are used both in North America and Australia. Dangerous delays in the decision to evacuate are also common. One...

Person: Walpole, Wilson, McCaffrey
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A Preparedness Guide for Firefighters and Their Families provides honest information, resources, and conversation starters to give you, the firefighter, tools that will be helpful in preparing yourself and your family for realities of a career in...

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire characteristics, such as area burned, number of large fires, burn intensity, and fire season duration, have increased steadily over the past 30 years, resulting in substantial increases in the costs of suppressing fires and managing...

Person: Steblein, Miller
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Government officials, health professionals, and other decision makers are tasked with characterizing vulnerability and understanding how populations experience risks associated with exposure to climate-related hazards. Spatial analyses of vulnerable...

Person: Schmeltz, Marcotullio
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

As a pervasive disturbance agent operating at many spatial and temporal scales, wildland fre is a key abiotic factor affecting forest health both positively and negatively. In some ecosystems, for example, wildland fres have been essential for...

Person: Potter, Conkling, Potter
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The annual national report of the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) program of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, presents forest health status and trends from a national or multi-State regional perspective using a variety of sources,...

Person: Potter, Conkling
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Despite major advances in numerical weather prediction, few resources exist to forecast wildland fire danger conditions to support operational fire management decisions and community early-warning systems. Here we present the development and evaluation...

Person: Jolly, Freeborn, Page, Butler
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: Fire has historically been a primary control on succession and vegetation dynamics in boreal systems, although modern changing climate is potentially increasing fire size and frequency. Large, often remote fires necessitate large-scale...

Person: Hammond, Strand, Hudak, Newingham
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire science emphasizes that mitigation actions on residential property, including structural hardening and maintaining defensible space, can reduce the risk of wildfire at a home. Accordingly, a rich body of social science literature investigates the...

Person: Meldrum, Brenkert-Smith, Champ, Gomez, Falk, Barth
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters in the United States are exposed to a variety of hazards while performing their jobs. Although vehicle accidents and aircraft mishaps claim the most lives, situations where firefighters are caught in a life-threatening, fire...

Person: Page, Freeborn, Butler, Jolly
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES