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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Each day, forest fire managers must deploy airtankers at initial attack bases to minimize initial attack response times. They must decide how many airtankers to deploy at each base and the initial attack range of each airtanker. We develop a daily...

Person: Islam, Martell
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Alaska Fire Service conducted a fire readiness review from June 4-8 to assess operational preparedness of the state's fire management program. The review team, selected for their experience and knowledge in various fire program technical...

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Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Chemicals play an increasingly important role in fire control operations. Techniques have progressed from applications of borate and bentonite slurries in the 1950's, to the current widespread utilization of long-term retardants-diammonium...

Person: Slaughter, Barney, Hansen, Handleman
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

In 1967, the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska began producing isoline maps of buildup index by hand on a daily basis. These maps proved to be operationally valuable. In 1969, it was proposed that the isoline maps and other fire-danger ratings be...

Person: Slaughter, Barney, Hansen, Comiskey
Year: 1971
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS