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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 following list of research topics was generated by agencies within AWFCG during 2005.  The topics were ranked originally by the AWFCG Fire Research and Development Committee (FRDAC) and finally by the AWFCG members.  Ranking was as follows:  3=...

Person: York
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'Several years ago, Blank and Simard (1983) described an electronic timer, frequently referred to as a rate-of-spread (ROS) clock -- a relatively simple instrument used in measuring fire spread. Although other techniques for...

Person: Kolaks, Grabner, Hartman, Cutter, Loewenstein
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A transfer of command should not be confused with a transition in fire behavior or in situational complexity on a fire. ...Recognizing potentially deadly changes in fire behavior should begin on the first day of fire season....

Person: Munson, Fisher
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Listed below is a summary of finding and comments based on lessons learned as this study was conducted. 1. Fixed-wing Type 1 and 2 airtankers are justified as an integral component of the initial attack resources for land management agencies. 2. Due to...

Person:
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Under high initial attack fire loads, dispatchers sometimes redirect airtankers that are working on other fires. The inherent variability of flight distance between random fire locations is a potentially important aspect of any model that would...

Person: Greulich
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The 2005 fire season was unusually busy because weather conditions lined up the right combination of dry weather and ignitions from lightning strikes to result in large, long-lasting fires. On September 1, 2005, the number of acres burned in Alaska...

Person:
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The fire shelter is an integral part of wildland firefighting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). There is growing concern, however, that firefighters may accept greater levels of risk while carrying them. Such concerns are consistent with Risk...

Person: Braun, Fouts, Silver, Putnam
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Presents a guide to the operation of MAGIS eXpress, a spatial decision support system. This program spatially schedules treatments and road activities for small landscapes to design vegetation management projects. MAGIS eXpress is designed to install...

Person: Sullivan, Jones, Krueger, Zuuring, Troutwine
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

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Person: Stanturf, Fowler, Reitz, Finley, Neznek, Araman
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The dramatic expansion into the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) places property, natural assets, and human life at risk from wildfire destruction. The U.S. National Fire Plan encourages communities to implement laws and outreach programs for pre-fire...

Person: Reams, Haines, Renner, Wascom, Kingre
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS