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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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We developed a new software package, burnr, for fire history analysis and plotting in the R statistical programming environment. It was developed for tree-ring fire-scar analysis, but is broadly applicable to other event analyses (e.g., avalanches,...

Person: Malevich, Guiterman, Margolis
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Tick population control technologies have been studied for several decades but no method is successful in all situations. The success of each technology depends on tick species identity and abundance, host species identity and abundance, phenology of...

Person: White, Gaff
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The commitment to limit warming to 1.5 °C as set out in the Paris Agreement is widely regarded as ambitious and challenging. It has been proposed that reaching this target may require a number of actions, which could include some form of carbon removal...

Person: Burton, Betts, Jones, Williams
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Basic information on past, current and future weather conditions is critical for making decisions in prescribed fire and wildfire operations. It is not surprising that weather is one side of the fire behavior triangle. Weather patterns prior to a fire...

Person: Fill, Crandall
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Mitigating smoke impacts on human health and safety is one of the challenges that landowners and agencies face when conducting prescribed burns. Particulate matter (PM) in smoke, produced by the combustion of fuels during burning, can aggravate...

Person: Fill
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: The increasing size and frequency of wildland fires are leading to greater potential for cardiopulmonary disease and cancer in exposed populations; however, little is known about how the types of fuel and combustion phases affect these...

Person: Kim, Warren, Krantz, King, Jaskot, Preston, George, Hays, Landis, Higuchi, DeMarini, Gilmour
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The NWCG User Guide for Glossary of Wildland Fire provides guidance on the development and review of glossary entries approved by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). The NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire, PMS 205, provides the wildland fire...

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Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The dispersion of particles from wildfires, volcanic eruptions, dust storms, and other aerosol sources can affect many environmental factors downwind, including air quality. Aerosol injection height is one source attribute that mediates downwind...

Person: Vernon, Bolt, Canty, Kahn
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Rick Stratton explains the use of exceedance probability (EP) curves and how the information can inform decision makers regarding tradeoffs or potential impacts of fire to resources identified on the landscape.

Person: Stratton
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large...

Person: Scott
Year: 2018
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES