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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 forecast skill of the National Meteorological Center's medium range forecast (MRF) numerical forecasts of fire weather variables is assessed for the period June 1, 1988 to May 31, 1990. Near-surface virtual temperature, relative humidity, wind...

Person: Roads, Ueyoshi, Chen, Alpert, Fujioka
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Modelling of the wind effect on the rate of spread of a flame in a forest fire usually employs a wind velocity measured at mid-flame height. An alternative formulation is proposed in this paper, based on the wall shear-stress produced by the wind on...

Person: Viegas, Neto
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Smoldering ground fires can raise mineral soil temperatures above 300°C for several hours with peak temperatures near 600°C. Such temperatures can result in the decomposition of organic material and kill important soil organisms. The heat evolved per...

Person: Frandsen
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This paper looks first at the kind of forest fire statistics that are currently available in Canada. The main statistics are number of fires area burned, causes, and control costs. Good inventory data on burned areas are not available. The recent...

Person: Brand, Van Wagner
Year: 1991
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

This is a review of the essential ingredients needed to make a mathematical model of fire spread through a fuel bed. The physical problem is outlined in general terms. Previous models are classified as statistical, empirical, or physical in accordance...

Person: Weber
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Lightning causes one third of the 9000 wildfires that occur in Canada. Annually, these lightning-caused fires account for 90% of the area burned and cost Canadians at least 150 million dollars in suppression costs and values destroyed. Unlike the fires...

Person: Kourtz, Todd
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Equations for predicting duff and large woody fuel (7.6+ cm) consumption are summarized. Dependent variables are duff depth reduction, percentage duff depth reduction, percentage mineral soil, large fuel diameter reduction, and percentage large fuel...

Person: Brown, Reinhardt
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The moisture content of the litter is one of the most important environmental factors affecting the ignition and propogation of a forest fire. The concept of equilibrium moisture content has proven utility in making a meaningful connection between...

Person: Viney, Hatton, Dawes
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Predictions of soil heating for two models were compared with temperatures and moisture contents measured in laboratory experiments. Columns packed with soil of different water contents and bulk densities were placed under a radiant gas heater....

Person: Hungerford, Campbell
Year: 1991
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS