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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 video provides a brief overview of a new approach to examine the potential health effects that wildland firefighters may experience working on wildland fires. This effort is a collaboration between the National Institute for Occupation Safety and...

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Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Despite major advances in numerical weather prediction, few resources exist to forecast wildland fire danger conditions to support operational fire management decisions and community early-warning systems. Here we present the development and evaluation...

Person: Jolly, Freeborn, Page, Butler
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The western Kenai has warmed and dried in last 50 years. Large ecological changes which have been documented include: – decreasing available water (60% loss since 1968); drying wetlands (6 – 11% per decade); receding glaciers (-11% surface area, -21m...

Person: Morton, Magness
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Background: Fire has historically been a primary control on succession and vegetation dynamics in boreal systems, although modern changing climate is potentially increasing fire size and frequency. Large, often remote fires necessitate large-scale...

Person: Hammond, Strand, Hudak, Newingham
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire science emphasizes that mitigation actions on residential property, including structural hardening and maintaining defensible space, can reduce the risk of wildfire at a home. Accordingly, a rich body of social science literature investigates the...

Person: Meldrum, Brenkert-Smith, Champ, Gomez, Falk, Barth
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters in the United States are exposed to a variety of hazards while performing their jobs. Although vehicle accidents and aircraft mishaps claim the most lives, situations where firefighters are caught in a life-threatening, fire...

Person: Page, Freeborn, Butler, Jolly
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presented by Dan McEvoy, Desert Research Institute and Western Regional Climate Center, Reno, NV

Despite a clear link between drought and wildfire, there is currently a lack of information for stakeholders at the regional and local levels for...

Person: McEvoy
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

The Landscape Burn Probability Model quantifies the likelihood and intensity of a fire occurring under a fixed set of weather and fuel moisture conditions. It is one of the key pieces to conducting an Exposure Analysis which contributes to a...

Person: Bastian
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Global warming is a phenomenon that is affecting society in sundry ways. As of 2017, Earth’s global surface temperature increased 0.9°C compared to the average temperature in the mid-1900s. Beyond this change in temperature lies significant threats to...

Person: Rossiello, Szema
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: The effects of exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during wildland fires are not well understood in comparison with PM2.5 exposures from other sources. Objectives: We examined the cardiopulmonary effects of short-term exposure to...

Person: DeFlorio-Barker, Crooks, Reyes, Rappold
Year: 2019
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES