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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[Excerpted from text] Violent or erratic fire behavior often develops as a complete surprise even to the more experienced fire fighters. Such behavior usually is not completely explained and is frequently dismissed with the remark that the fire...

Person: Cramer
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

"Blow-up" fires are defined as those which exhibit violent build-up in fire intensity or rate of spread sufficient to prevent direct control by efficient application of conventional firefighting methods. Blow-ups are an increasingly important cause of...

Person: Arnold, Buck
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

[Excerpted from text] In 1949, 32 men died as a direct result of forest fires on national forest, State, and private lands. Most of them lost their lives because of extreme fire conditions which resulted in blow-ups. These comments will be confined to...

Person: Brown
Year: 1950
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[Excerpted from text] Forest fires are known to behave in a variety of ways, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. Prompt suppression requires that the fire boss, in estimating the probabilities of control within the allowable period, consider factors...

Person: Crosby
Year: 1949
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A study of atmospheric conditions related to blowup fires.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

Person: Byram
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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Person: Lutz
Year: 1950
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Alaska Forest Insect Conditions Report for 1950. Areas investigated include south-central and interior Alaska along the road system and southeast Alaska

Person: Furniss
Year: 1950
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Reports on black-headed budworm activity in southeast Alaska, spruce beetle on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska and larch beetle along the Kuskokwim River in interior Alaska during the summer of 1954.

Person: McCambridge
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Banfield
Year: 1954
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Lupinus spp. and Alnus crispa subsp. sinuata are the first plants to look healthy and grow rapidly on cold raw mineral deposits exposed through glacier recession. Lupin causes associated willows, grasses and fire-weed to bloom and to grow several times...

Person: Lawrence, Hulbert
Year: 1950
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES