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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 used a national household survey to examine knowledge, attitudes, and preferences pertaining to wildland fire. First, we present nationwide results and trends. Then, we examine opinions across region and race. Despite some regional variation,...

Person: Bowker, Lim, Cordell, Green, Rideout-Hanzak, Johnson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Pyne
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A policy of allowing all fires to burn would be just as flawed as the old policy of putting them all out. ...Our policy is to use fire where we can and suppress fire where we must.'

Person: Bosworth
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... ''It will be a long time before those woods, more relentless than the waters, give up their dead.' -- C.E.Robinson, 1872 ...The drought was mild compared to the times leading up to other historically great fires in the...

Person: Brown
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

I recently completed a study providing insight into critical decisions by command officers on some of California's most notorious wildfires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI). My study focused on the first several hours of response to the fires...

Person: Rohde
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In 1957, the Chief of the USDA Forest Service appointed a task force to study ways of preventing firefighter fatalities in the future. A review of 16 fatality fires found that the associated fire behavior in all but one case was unexpected by those...

Person: Alexander, Thomas
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Can wildland fire behavior really be predicted? That depends on how accurate you expect the prediction to be. The minute-by-minute movement of a fire will probably never be predictable- certainly not from weather conditions forecasted many hours before...

Person: Alexander, Thomas
Year: 2004
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS