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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text (p.25) ... 'If we are interested in all fires (agricultural, rangeland, wildland, prescribed and private), we need to tease apart the potential error in reporting and the best way to use satellite data to define area burned.'...

Person: Soja, Al-Saadi, Pouliot, Kittaka, Zhang, Raffuse, Wiedinmyer
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Abrupt forest disturbances generating gaps >0.001 km2 impact roughly 0.4-0.7 million km2 a-1. Fire, windstorms, logging, and shifting cultivation are dominant disturbances; minor contributors are land conversion, flooding, landslides, and avalanches...

Person: Frolking, Palace, Clark, Chambers, Shugart, Hurtt
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The present paper proposes an original approach to estimate gaseous and particulate emissions from boreal forest fires based on the Canadian Forest Fire Behaviour Prediction ( FBP) System. The FBP System permits calculation of fuel consumption and rate...

Person: Lavoue, Gong, Stocks
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Information in this short course summarizes the state-of-the science for natural resource managers and decisionmakers regarding climate variability, change, climate projections, and ecological and management responses to climate variability. The...

Person: Furniss, Millar, Peterson, Joyce, Neilson, Halofsky, Kerns
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In 2007, the Anaktuvuk River Fire (ARF) became the largest recorded tundra fire on the North Slope of Alaska. The ARF burned for nearly three months, consuming more than 100,000 ha. At its peak in early September, the ARF burned at a rate of 7000 ha d-...

Person: Jones, Kolden, Jandt, Abatzoglou, Urban, Arp
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This conference was attended by nearly 450 Forest Service earth scientists representing hydrology, soil science, geology, and air. In addition to active members of the earth science professions, many retired scientists also attended and participated....

Person: Furniss, Clifton, Ronnenberg
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The research and development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with approximately 550 researchers in a range of biological, physical, and social science fields, seeks to better understand and describe the...

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Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The current study presents a statistical model for assessing the skill of fire danger indices and for forecasting the distribution of the expected numbers of large fires over a given region and for the upcoming week. The procedure permits development...

Person: Preisler, Burgan, Eidenshink, Klaver, Klaver
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

ANNOTATION: This paper looks into the carbon sequestering abilities of forests and finds that policies currently in place promote avoidable carbon releases and discourage actions that would actually increase long-term carbon storage. When stand-...

Person: Hurteau, Koch, Hungate
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, 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