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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The Minimum Acceptable Visibility (MAV) table was originally provided by the California Highway Patrol in response to an inquiry  relative to acceptable highway visibility reduction caused by smoke. The table was included in chapter two of the 1991...

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Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

[From introduction] What are the proper fire regimes for our diverse wilderness ecosystems? How and why have the frequency and behavior of fire changed through time? How have human activities such as a century of fire exclusion, landscape fragmentation...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Christensen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An analytical model of disturbance and plant population dynamics is developed to explore the optimal life history for a plant within a "shifting mosaic" meta-population. The population dynamics consist of short-lived recruitment events...

Person: Clark
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Adaptive resource management is a continuous learning process in which current knowledge always leads to further experimentation and discovery. Adaptive management evolves by learning from mistakes. Designing adaptive management strategies involves...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Saveland
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

FIREMAP is a model for simulating surface fire spread through heterogeneous fuels and over non-uniform terrain. The model was constructed using PROMAP, a language which allows dynamic spatial models to be constructed using raster GIS data bases. The...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Ball, Guertin
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

On the heels of the Yellowstone fires of 1988, a Cabinet-level fire management review team recommended research "to improve the ability to predict severe fire behavior, conduct long-term weather forecasting, and identify past abnormal events....

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Fujioka
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Computers are rapidly expanding into the urban fire safety area. This paper presents some social implications caused by the use of computers for fire safely databases, arson prediction programs, and fire simulation programs. In regards to the new...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Davi
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The essence of the wildland/urban interface fire problem is the loss of homes. The problem is not new, but is becoming increasingly important as more homes with inadequate adherence to safety codes are built at the wildland/urban interface. Current...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Cohen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This paper draws on comments from 89 reporters who covered the fires, on comments from 146 of their news sources, and on evaluations of network television coverage by four groups of wildfire experts. The research also incorporates a content analysis of...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, Smith
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

National Park Service policies concerning fire have changed over the years from no policy at all in the early years, through years of absolute fire suppression, to a period of experimentation and refinement with a full spectrum of integrated fire...

Person: Nodvin, Waldrop, van Wagtendonk
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES