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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Today more than a billion acres of forest and rangeland in the United States are managed under some form of organized fire protection. On much of this wildland, there is a buildup of flammable fuels that under critical burning conditions can feed...

Person: Wilson, Dell
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Procedures for calculating the moisture contents of 1- and 10-hour timelag fuels have been developed based on theoretical calculations of the rate of moisture transport in wood. The 1 -hour timelag calculation is superior to fine fuel moisture...

Person: Fosberg, Deeming
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Differential thermal, thermogravimetric, and derivative thermogravimetric analyses were used to study the effects of two important fire retardant chemicals-ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulfate-on the pyrolysis and combustion of cellulose. To aid in...

Person: George, Susott
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The effectiveness of long-term fire retardants is related to the concentration of the active fire-inhibiting salt. Quality control at each retardant base is necessary to assure that maximum effectiveness is obtained. This note describes simple field...

Person: George
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Laboratory experiments on line thermals are performed. Richards' earlier experimental findings are examined. Better experimental constants for the governing equations of a thermal are obtained. Quantitative comparison between the theoretical flow...

Person: Tsang
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A computer-based model of a small smouldering or creeping forest fire has been designed to simulate burned and burning areas of a fire at any time after ignition. The model assumes that a fire spreads in a grid whose squares are homogeneous fuel types...

Person: Kourtz, O'Regan
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

It is now well known that parallel cloud bands are widespread in the earth's atmosphere. Observations from manned and unmanned spacecraft and from high-altitude aircraft in connection with soundings from ships and ground stations have shed light on...

Person: Kuettner
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Quantitative experimental measurements include burning rate, wick temperature distribution, and flame radiation heat flux distributions to the fuel surface as a function of time after ignition. The radiation heat flux is measured with four radiometers...

Person: Wood, Blackshear, Jr., Eckert
Year: 1971
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