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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Introduction ... 'It is a well known fact that the presence of moisture exerts considerable influence on the difficulty of ignition and the subsequent rate of combustion of forest fuels. Its effect on ignition is primarily a result of the...

Person: Simard
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Because cribs of wood are widely used to produce experimental fires it is sometimes necessary to predict their burning behavior especially when their burning rate is not controlled primarily by some other factor such as the window opening in a...

Person: Smith, Thomas
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the summary ... 'This paper describes a simple model which can be used to investigate the transport of water vapour by thermal plumes in the atmosphere. For an approximate treatment of these plumes, it is assumed (as in a previous paper) that...

Person: Morton
Year: 1957
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A model forest canopy was designed to simulate the meteorological characteristics of typical live forests. Measurements were made of velocity, turbulence, drag, and gaseous plume spread within the simulated canopy. The resulting data compares favorably...

Person: Meroney
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A method for estimating wood volume on the ground is described. It requires only a diameter tally of pieces intersected by a sample line, and application of a simple formula. Theory for the formula is presented, and practical application discussed. The...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In laboratory tests, the size of a flame front can significantly affect the rate of fire spread. The configuration factor of a given flame shape provides a method for relating flame fronts of various widths. The author discusses an analog system for...

Person: Anderson
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Game theory and decision theory could help a fireboss evaluate strategies to use in forest fire control. This paper describes several types of matrix games, subjective utility, and various criteria for strategy selection. It shows, in scenario forms,...

Person: Davis
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Amen
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Rasbash, Langford
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The moisture content of the upper soil, as well as that of the covering layer of duff, has an important effect on the fire suppression effort in forest and wildland areas. In certain forested areas of the United States, fires in deep duff fuels are of...

Person: Keetch, Byram
Year: 1968
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS