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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Describes the role played by crew cohesion in the deaths of firefighters in three firefighting tragedies: the Mann Gulch Fire, the South Canyon Fire, and the Thirtymile Fire. Two types of cohesion are involved, the cohesion within a crew (intracrew...

Person: Driessen
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'On May 29, 2000, just 3 weeks after the Cerro Grande Fire was ignited in northern New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument, the Viveash Fire erupted some 30 miles (48 km) to the east, on the Santa Fe National Forest. A...

Person: Zabinski
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Wildland fire is a high-risk, high-consequence business. It is influenced by high social expectations and a low political tolerance for failure. Our environment is surrounded by uncertainty and danger. It is controlled more and...

Person: Williams
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A standardized approach for characterizing floral and faunal communities on National Forests in the US has been developed through the USDA Forest Service*s (USDA FS) Natural Resources Information System (NRJS). We developed a method for extrapolation...

Person: Bartlett
Year: 2002
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

Information regarding the productivity and effectiveness of initial attack fire crews is essential to a wide variety of forest fire management activities. This paper provides a selective review of crew productivity research conducted in Australia,...

Person: Hirsch, Martell
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfire poses special problems for land-use planners. Responses to fire must be planned in a short period immediately after a fire, relying heavily on information compiled before the extent and severity of the actual fire is known. Secondly, it has...

Person: Lisle, Luce, Ziemer, May
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a computer program that projects the development of forest stands in the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The proceedings of the second FVS conference, held in Fort Collins, CO, includes 34 papers...

Person: Crookston, Havis
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper provides an overview of four national forest fire management information systems currently used in Canada. The Canadian forest fire danger rating system (CFFDRS) is a non-spatial system, which provides the science framework for fire danger...

Person: Lee, Alexander, Hawkes, Lynham, Stocks, Englefield
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Since the Haines Index (HI) was introduced in 1988, it has been used as a tool to aid fire managers with their decision-making in assessing fire risk. The HI is a lower atmospheric severity index for wildfire severity (growth potential) based upon...

Person: Croft, Watts, Potter, Reed
Year: 2002
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES