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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Mann Gulch fire, which overran 16 firefighters in 1949, is analyzed to show its probable movement with respect to the crew. The firefighters were smoke-jumpers who had parachuted near the fire on August 5, 1949. While they were moving to a safer...

Person: Rothermel
Year: 1993
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

Studies of anticipated effects of global warming tend to concentrate on the physiological limits of individual organisms, and imputed modifications to biome distributions expresed as climax ecosystems. Changes in distributions of individual species and...

Person: Holten, Paulsen, Oechel, Suffling
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We correct the variance for the rate of spread of a fire through a non-homogeneous fuel as described in Catchpole et al. (1989, Ecol. Modelling, 48: 101-112). The spatial dependence of the fuel types can greatly influence this variance; a phenomenon...

Person: Taplin
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We develop a simple analytical model to estimate the thickness of a smoke layer formed by a plume of a large area fire and to account for crosswinds. We take advantage of the dominant flow features in the upper part of the rising plume and in the smoke...

Person: Weihs, Small
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The 1988 National Fire Danger System implements the Keetch-Byran Drought Index. This indexis output both as an estimator of drought in its own right and is used to modify fire danger calculations to account for deep drying of dead vefetation and duff....

Person: Burgan
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) composite image data, produced from AVHRR data collected in 1990, were evaluated for locating and mapping the areal extent of wildfires in the boreal forests of Alaska during that year. A technique was...

Person: Kasischke, French, Harrell, Christensen, Ustin, Barry
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Goldammer
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Surface fire intensity (kW m[-1]) and crown fire initiation were predicted using Rothermel's (1972) and Van Wagner's (1977) models, with fuel data from 47 subalpine conifer stands and 35 years of daily weather (moisture contents and...

Person: Bessie, Johnson
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We have constructed a model for the transient heating of cones showing that there is a logarithmic relationship between the time (sec) to cone opening (releasing viable seeds) or cone ignition and temperature (°K) in the convective column above a fire...

Person: Gutsell, Johnson
Year: 1993
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS