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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

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

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

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

From the book jacket...'From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Stephen J. Pyne's narrative explores the efforts of sucessive American cultures to master this forbidding kind of fire and to use it to shape the landscape. He...

Person: Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Economic limitations prevent the mapping over large areas of forest fire fuel types using conventional forestry methods. The information contained in such maps would be a valuable tool for assisting in initial attack planning, presuppression planning...

Person: Kourtz
Year: 1977
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 Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a suite of computer modeling tools for predicting the long-term effects of alternative forest management actions. FVS was developed in the early 1980s and is used throughout the United Sates and British Columbia...

Person: Havis, Crookston
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Live fuel moisture plays an important role in wildland fire. There is a need for a complete information synthesis on live fuel moisture that fire managers can use in wildland fire planning and implementation activities. And a complete review is needed...

Person: Jolly, Andrews, Hardy, Saveland
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES