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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 text ... 'As a method for delivering firefighters into otherwise difficult-to-access backcountry fires, rappelling provided a practical alternative to parachuting.... The jumpers took what they did and adapted it to the helicopter.......

Person: Lynch
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'With his camera attached to his helmet, rappeller and photographer .... He is responsible for sizing-up and determining all risk factors associated with the mission -- as well as communicating with the pilot to position the...

Person: Croft
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Today, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management smokejumper programs continue to be effective and heralded wildland firefighting forces. Walt Anderson -- firefighter, district ranger, fire manager, and ski jumper --...

Person: Frederick, Frederick
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The Supertanker is a 747 jet that has been transitioned and retailored into a 'super' large airtanker designed to suppress wildland fire. It can cruise at mach .86 -- or close to 600 miles-per-hour and deliver up to 17...

Person:
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Helicopters are widely used in daytime forest fire suppression, conducting diverse tasks such as spotting, re-supply, medical evacuation and airborne delivery. However, they are not used at night for forest fire suppression operations. There would be...

Person: Jennings, Craig, Erdos, Filiter, Crowell, Macuda
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A helicopter comparison index was developed to incorporate cost and benefit information for individual helicopters for large wildland fire suppression operations. The costs and benefits for individual helicopters are unique. Costs consist of daily...

Person: Trethewey
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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...

Person:
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Intercontinental Transport of Ozone and Precursors (ITOP) ( part of International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation (ICARTT)) was an intense research effort to measure long-range transport of pollution across the North...

Person: Cook, Savage, Turquety, Carver, O'Connor, Heckel, Stewart, Whalley, Parker, Schlager, Singh, Avery, Sachse, Brune, Richter, Burrows, Purvis, Lewis, Reeves, Monks, Levine, Pyle
Year: 2007
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