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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Conventional hygrothermographs can be modified as described here to record windspeed along with temperature and relative humidity. The fire-weather record resulting from the modification has several fire management applications, as demonstrated in...

Person: Fischer, Beaufait, Norum
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This Note published data on flame retardants in use at the time.

Person: George, Hardy
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Diethyl ether and acetone were used to reduce the extractive content of aspen leaves. The leaves were burned in 0.5-ft^2 baskets and the weight loss rate was recorded. A direct relationship between extractive content and burning rate was found. This...

Person: Philpot
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire managers require 24-hour records of temperature, relative humidity, and windspeed to use fire efficiently and effectively. When carefully calibrated and interpreted, modified hygrothermographs provide minimum instrumentation to obtain these...

Person: Beaufait, Fischer
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A combined theoretical and experimental study has been performed of the behaviour of firebrands in a turbulent, swirling natural convection plume. For the theoretical treatment, firebrands were idealized as spheres of constant density, the burning rate...

Person: Lee, Hellman
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Experimental testing of a mathematical model showed that radiant heat transfer accounted for no more than 40% of total heat flux required to maintain rate of spread. A reasonable prediction of spread was possible by assuming a horizontal convective...

Person: Anderson
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This paper describes a computer program that calculates National Fire Danger Rating Indexes. fuel moisture, buildup index, and drying factor are also available. The program is written in FORTRAN and is usable on even the smallest compiler.

Person: Main
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

INFORMAP (Information Necessary for Optimum Resource Management and Protection) is a computerized system under development for storing, manipulating, retrieving, and displaying data for fire planning and fire control. A prototype for planning...

Person: Storey, Carder, Tolin
Year: 1969
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[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