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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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[from the text] Controlled burns, let burns, or prescribed fire in one form or another has become an increasingly important tool in the public land manager's kit. As an agent of environmental change fire has many things to recommend it. However, there...

Person: Krammes, Daniel
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Includes 52 papers and 14 poster synopses that present current knowledge about ecosystems where whitebark pine and associated flora and fauna predominate. This was the first symposium to explore the ecology and management of these ecosystems, which are...

Person: Schmidt, McDonald
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS), a "new generation" knowledge management tool, is designed to store and provide easy user access to state-of-the- knowledge information on the effects of fire and general ecology of plant species and...

Person: Schmidt, McDonald, Bradley
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Water alone was the principal agent reducing flaming combustion to smoldering combustion; adding chemical retardant contributed only a slight additional reduction. Water alone was significantly less effective than chemical mixtures in reducing final...

Person: Blakely
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Major revisions to Rothermel's fire spread equations include the propagating flux rate, reaction velocity, and moisture damping coefficient. The reaction intensity is of the flames alone and specifically excludes energy derived from burning char...

Person: Wilson
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Laboratory studies of fire retardant corrosion have been conducted on four alloys commonly used in air and ground tankers and mixing plants. All currently used retardants met Forest Service specifications and requirements, but with considerable...

Person: Johnson, George
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Describes procedures for applying the measured flow history of water or fire retardant from an airtanker and, with the aid of a model (PATSIM), developing a guide for attaining optimum retardant distribution from a specific airplane and tanking system...

Person: George, Johnson
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire propagation through arrays of vertically mounted fuel elements is considered. Simple experiments and the work of Vogel and Williams [1] suggests a geometrical model for fire propagation from one element of the array to another. The advantages of a...

Person: Weber
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Urban-wildland issues have become among the most contentious and problematic issues for forest managers. Using data drawn from surveys conducted by the authors and others, this article discusses how public knowledge and perceptions of fire policies and...

Person: Cortner, Gardner, Taylor
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This revised user's guide will help fire managers interpret the output from FIREFAMILY, a computer program that uses historic weather data for fire planning. With the changes in the National Fire-Danger Rating System, all Forest Service units will...

Person: Main, Paananen, Burgan
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES