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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 ... 'One of the smokejumper program's defining characteristics is its commitment to innovation--a constant refinement of equipment and techniques that hearkens back to the program's earliest days.'

Person: Bramwell
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text...'Smokejumpers come from all over the country and represent a very diverse and well-educated workforce.'

Person: Cottrell
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text...'A group of valiant men known as the Triple Nickles, the first African-American smokerjumpers, paved the way for so many in the smokejumping cadre...'

Person: McGee
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text: Firefighting, especially smokejumping, is an exercise in outlasting the uncomfortable. I think it has little to do with gender; rather it is each individual's assessment and subsequent reaction to a given situation.'

Person: Scheer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The appropriate role of large airtankers (LATs) in federal fire suppression in the United States has been the source of much debate and discussion in recent years as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has faced impending decisions about how best to address...

Person: Keane, Jolly, Parsons, Riley, Stonesifer, Thompson, Calkin, McHugh
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Presentation by Everett Hinkley and Brad Quayle, US Forest Service, from Alaska Fire Science Workshop, October 16, 2015, begins at the 28:30 mark and lasts approximately 24 minutes.

Person: Hinkley, Quayle
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

'First load to the box.' Calmly, but with urgency, these words rolled through the intercom while I was in the loft working on a project for the afternoon. As the alarm sounded through the building, I knew that meant we had a fire call, and without...

Person: Goldammer
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

On May 19, 2014, during unusually dry weather, a fire started in a popular recreational area near Funny River Road in the Kenai, near Newberry's home. The wind pushed it through dry grasses and into insect-killed stands of spruce. By the end of the day...

Person: Campbell
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Carbon footprint (CF) can be a key factor stimulating innovation while driving sustainable decision making. The air transport sector and wildfires are considered to be relevant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Among the available resources for...

Person: Alvarez, Planelles, Rubio
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Because of their rapid maneuverability, extended operational range, and improved personnel safety, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with vision-based systems have great potential for monitoring, detecting, and fighting forest fires. Over the last decade...

Person: Yuan, Zhang, Liu
Year: 2015
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS