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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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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

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

During the 2004 fire season ~6.6 million acres (~2.7 million ha) burned across Alaska. Nearly 2 million of these were on National Wildlife Refuge System lands inaccessible from the state's limited road system. Many fires burned through September,...

Person: Murphy, Reynolds, Koltun
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Satellite remotely sensed data of fire disturbance offers important information; however, current methods to study fire severity may need modifications for boreal regions. We assessed the potential of the differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) and...

Person: Hoy, French, Turetsky, Trigg, Kasischke
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

ANNOTATION: Woody biomass-usually logging slash, tops and limbs, or trees that cannot be sold as timber-is the lowest valued material removed from the forest and presents economic and logistical challenges. This report brings together 45 case studies...

Person: Evans
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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 perception is that today's large fires are an ecological catastrophe because they burn vast areas with high intensities and severities. However, little is known of the ecological impacts of large fires on both historical and contemporary...

Person: Keane, Agee, Fulé, Keeley, Key, Kitchen, Miller, Schulte
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

The focused science delivery program proposes to investigate to what extent existing JFSP research is being incorporated into current environmental analysis related to fuels management projects for Federal land management agencies.

Person: Barbour
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES