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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire frequency, extent, and size exhibit a strong linkage with climate conditions and play a vital role in the climate system. Previous studies have shown that the frequency of large fires in the western United States increased significantly since the...

Person: Yang, Tian, Tao, Ren, Pan, Liu, Wang
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Analyses to identify and relate trends in wildfire activity to factors such as climate, population, land use or land cover and wildland fire policy are increasingly popular in the United States. There is a wealth of US wildfire activity data available...

Person: Short
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Drones of various shapes, sizes, and functionalities have emerged over the past few decades, and their civilian applications are becoming increasingly appealing. Flexible, low-cost, and high-resolution remote sensing systems that use drones as...

Person: Tang, Shao
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Aim: Change in spring phenology is a sensitive indicator of ecosystem response to climate change, and exerts first-order control on the ecosystem carbon and hydrological cycles. The start of season (SOS) in spring can be estimated from satellite data...

Person: Wang, Piao, Xu, Ciais, MacBean, Myneni, Li
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Past studies suggest that forest fires contribute significantly to the formation of ozone in the troposphere. However, the emissions of ozone precursors from wildfires, and the mechanisms involved in ozone production from boreal fires, are very...

Person: Tanimoto, Ikeda, Boersma, van der A, Garivait
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We assessed the multidecadal effects of boreal forest fire on surface albedo using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite observations within the perimeters of burn scars in interior Alaska. Fire caused albedo to increase...

Person: Lyons, Jin, Randerson
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A 2005 biomass burning (wildfire, prescribed, and agricultural) emission inventory has been developed for the contiguous United States using a newly developed simplified method of combining information from multiple sources for use in the US EPA's...

Person: Pouliot, Pace, Roy, Pierce, Mobley
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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

Knowledge of the ecological effect of wildfire is important to resource managers, especially from forests in which past anthropogenic influences, e.g., fire suppression and timber harvesting, have been limited. Changes to forest structure and...

Person: Stephens, Fry, Franco-Vizcaino
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