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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The Drought Code (DC) is a moisture code of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System underlain by a hydrological water balance model in which drying occurs in a negative exponential pattern with a relatively long timelag. The model derives from...

Person: Miller, Wilmore
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Drought Code (DC) was developed as part of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System in the early 1970s to represent a deep column of soil that dries relatively slowly. Unlike most other fire danger indices or codes that operate on gravimetric...

Person: Miller
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) program has been providing the fire science community with large fire perimeter and burn severity data for the past 14 years. As of October 2019, 22 969 fires have been mapped by the MTBS...

Person: Picotte, Bhattarai, Howard, Lecker, Epting, Quayle, Benson, Nelson
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: With an increase in wildfire activity across the globe and growing numbers of personnel involved each year, it is necessary to explore the health impacts of occupational exposure to wildfires and the practices and policies that can be...

Person: Koopmans, Fyfe, Eadie, Pelletier
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The location of shelters in different areas threatened by wildfires is one of the possible ways to reduce fatalities in a context of an increasing number of catastrophic and severe wildfires. These shelters will enable the population in the area to be...

Person: Demange, Gabrel, Haddad, Murat
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Wildland firefighters (WLFF) work long hours in extreme environments, resulting in high daily total energy expenditure. Increasing work-shift eating episodes and/or providing rations that promote convenient eating has shown...

Person: Marks, Sol, Domitrovich, West, Ruby
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The literature commonly considers householders confronted by a bushfire event who ‘wait and see’ before taking protective action as engaging in decisional delay. This paper proposes an alternative way of interpreting householders' delay in taking...

Person: Strahan
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The effects of freestream flow on fire spread behaviors of a discrete wooden fuel array were studied. The spacing between fuel elements was varied, and the flame spread behavior under 1, 2, and 3 m/s forced flow velocities was investigated. The fastest...

Person: Di Cristina, Kozhumal, Simeoni, Skowronski, Rangwala, Im
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

There is a strong need to increase the basic understanding of the propagation mechanisms in wildfires to improve the scientific tools needed for firefighting and fire prevention. This study focuses on the fire spread mechanisms by radiation. Three...

Person: Schneider, Betting, Patterson, Skowronski, Simeoni
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Recent wildland fire disasters have attracted interest from a variety of disciplines seeking to reduce impacts of fire on people and natural resources. Architecture, insurance and reinsurance, city and county government, and engineering sectors have...

Person: Finney
Year: 2020
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES