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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

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

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

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Person: Palacios-Orueta, Chuvieco, Parra, Carmona-Moreno
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Two computer programs for testing alternative fire prescriptions are presented. Program RXBUILD creates a fire occurrence and a fire weather, danger, and manning class file for use by the second program. Program RXFIRES reads user fire selection...

Person: Lotan, Bevins
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The 2005 fire season was unusually busy because weather conditions lined up the right combination of dry weather and ignitions from lightning strikes to result in large, long-lasting fires. On September 1, 2005, the number of acres burned in Alaska...

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Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Nationally, the causes and extent of fire on lands administrated by the United States Forest Service varied significantly from 1940 to 2000, with California experiencing the largest relative annual burned areas. The south-east and California...

Person: Stephens
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the NASA Earth Observing System Terra and Aqua satellites provides global fire observations of unprecedented quality. This paper presents spatial and temporal distributions of active fires...

Person: Csiszar, Denis, Giglio, Justice, Hewson
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The potential for nonnative, invasive plants to alter an ecosystem depends on species traits, ecosystem characteristics, and the effects of disturbances, including fire. This study identifies gaps in science-based knowledge about the relationships...

Person: Zouhar, Smith, Sutherland, Brooks, Zouhar, Munger, Smith
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS