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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Unmanned aircriaft systems (UAS) have been developed alongside manned aircraft yet have seen widespread use only in the past decade. Their use for military applications has propelled advances in electronics and sensors to yield systems whose...

Person: Robertson, Galley, Masters, Watts, Kobziar, Percival
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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

Burning crop residue before and/or after harvest is a common farming practice however; there is no baseline estimate for cropland burned area in the contiguous U.S. (CONUS). We present the results of a study, using five years of remotely sensed...

Person: McCarty, Korontzi, Justice, Loboda
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

Forest harvesting strategies that approximate natural disturbances have been proposed as a means of maintaining natural species' diversity and richness in the boreal forests of North America. Natural disturbances impact shoreline forests and...

Person: Kardynal, Hobson, Van Wilgenburg, Morissette
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Introduction...'Fire is the single most important ecological disturbance process throughout the interior Pacific Northwest (Mutch and others 1993; Agee 1994). It is also a natural process that helps maintain a diverse ecological landscape...

Person: Hardy, Arno, Ottmar, Schaaf, Alvarado
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Human-induced vegetation fires destroy a large amount of biomass each year and thus constitute an important fraction of the human interference with the energy flows of terrestrial ecosystems. This paper presents a quantification of the biomass burned...

Person: Lauk, Erb
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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

Several recent papers have suggested replacing the terminology of fire intensity and fire severity. Part of the problem with fire intensity is that it is sometimes used incorrectly to describe fire effects, when in fact it is justifiably restricted to...

Person: Keeley
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We describe a method for generating synthetic infrared remote-sensing scenes of wildland fire. These synthetic scenes are an important step in data assimilation, which is defined as the process of incorporating new data into an executing model. In our...

Person: Wang, Vodacek, Coen
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS