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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This paper presents a summary of the forest fire reports in the insular Caribbean derived from both management reports and an analysis of publicly available Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrodiometer (MODIS) satellite active fire products from the...

Person: Robbins, Eckelmann, Quinones
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Biomass burning is a major source of aerosols that affect air quality and the Earth's radiation budget. Current estimates of biomass burning emissions vary markedly due to uncertainties in biomass density, combustion efficiency, emission factor,...

Person: Zhang, Kondragunta, Schmidt, Kogan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Some of the greatest forest health impacts in North America are caused by invasive forest insects and pathogens (e.g., emerald ash borer and sudden oak death in the US), by severe outbreaks of native pests (e.g., mountain pine beetle in Canada), and...

Person: Tkacz, Moody, Villa-Castillo, Fenn
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Plume dispersion models may improve assessment of the health effects associated with forest fire smoke, but they require considerable expertise in atmospheric and fire sciences to initialize and evaluate. Products from MODIS (Moderate Resolution...

Person: Henderson, Burkholder, Jackson, Brauer, Ichoku
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Much interest lies in long-term recovery rates of sagebrush communities after fire in the western United States, as sagebrush communities comprise millions of hectares of rangelands and are an important wildlife habitat. Little is known about postfire...

Person: Sankey, Moffet, Weber
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

There has been considerable interest in the recent literature regarding the assessment of post-fire effects on forested areas within the North American boreal forest. Assessing the physical and ecological effects of fire in boreal forests has far-...

Person: French, Kasischke, Hall, Murphy, Verbyla, Hoy, Allen
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The severity of a burn for post-fire ecological effects has been assessed with the composite burn index (CBI) and the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR). This study assessed the relationship between these two variables across recently burned...

Person: Hall, Freeburn, de Groot, Pritchard, Lynham, Landry
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The emulation of natural disturbance (END) is said to be the most promising avenue for implementing sustainable forest management; however, there appears to be no consensus as to the meaning of the END. We have interviewed forest scientists across...

Person: Klenk, Bull, Cohen
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A newly developed method, which involves the use of satellite measurements of energy released by fires, was used to estimate smoke emissions in the United States (US) Southern Great Plains (SGP). This SGP region was chosen because extensive...

Person: Jordan, Ichoku, Hoff
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The integration of geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental modelling has been widely investigated for more than a decade. However, such integration has remained a challenging task due to the temporal changes of environmental processes...

Person: Yassemi, Dragicevic, Schmidt
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS