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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 ... 'Since the 1950s the US Forest Service (USFS) has relied on fire-retardant chemicals as one method of battling wildland blazes, primarily in the American West. ...In 2004, the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (...

Person: Parks
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Risk management is on center stage as an example of the shift in culture for fire and aviation managers.'

Person: Hanks
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The validation of the Aerial Drop Model consisted of the comparison of computed ground patterns with experimental data from a set of real-scale drop tests using water and a wide range of fire retardant viscosities. Results were analyzed in terms of...

Person: Amorim
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The efficiency of the aerial drop of firefighting agents (water and retardants) is extremely dependent on pilot skills in dealing with complex atmospheric conditions, mostly because on-board systems for computer-assisted drops have not yet been used...

Person: Amorim
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

This specialist report is an assessment of the potential for the aerial application of fire retardant to affect the character and integrity of historic properties. Additional general information about fire retardant can be found in the EIS.

Person: Reed
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are a significant social problem affecting millions of people worldwide and causing major economic impacts at all levels. In the US, the severe fires of 1910 in Idaho and Montana galvanized a fire policy excluding fire from the ecosystem by...

Person: Batista, Biondi, Giongo, González-Cabán
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A cornerstone of effective institutional learning and accountability is the development, tracking, and analysis of informative performance measures. In a previous issue of Fire Management Today ('A New Look at Risk Management,' Winter 2011),...

Person: Calkin, Phipps, Holmes, Rieck, Thompson
Year: 2011
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...

Person:
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