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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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There are many uses for prescribed burning in the management of forests, chaparral, grasslands, watersheds, and wildlife. Some of these uses have been pointed out in this paper. There are also many dangers in using fire, both in its application and in...

Person: Wright
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Kozlowski, Ahlgren, Vogl
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

[from the text] As we walked onto the beach at Bandon, Oregon that evening in late August 1933, we beheld to the north a tremendous wall of yellow smoke, thousands of feet high. It extended out over the ocean, seemingly to infinity, and slightly to the...

Person: Kozlowski, Ahlgren, Weaver
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Both the landforms and the vegetation of the earth develop to states that are maintained in dynamic equilibrium. Short-term equilibrium of a hillslope or river valley results from intersection between erosional and depositional tendencies, controlled...

Person: Wright
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Increasing expenditures for forest fire retardant and the development of more efficient delivery systems have emphasized the need for more knowledge on the transmission and retention characteristics of wildland fuels. In a series of tests, retardant...

Person: Anderson
Year: 1974
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

Animal exposure studied and large scale fire data indicate that one of the early life hazards in a developing fire is from the generation of carbon monoxide and other combustion gases. A gas chromatograph as been interfaced to an NBS Smoke Chamber to...

Person: O'Mara
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The data necessary for fire simulation may be made available through an algorithm based on tracing of boundaries composed of straight-line segments. Useful assumptions are that if a closed boundary does not contain a given point, then any other closed...

Person: Mees
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Summary of fire intensity levels, flame length, and fire description and control actions.

Person: Roussopoulos
Year: 1974
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES