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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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It is well understood that the incidence and behavior of forest fire depends mainly on short-term weather influences of no more than several days duration. And yet, all through the history of fire danger rating in the United States and Canada, runs a...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Powerpoint presentation given at the Joint Session of 19th Annual Interior West Fire Council Conference & 6th American Meteorological Society Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Oct. 25-27, 2005, Canmore, AB.

Person: Alexander
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

From the text ... 'The August 2004 issue of the Canadian Journal of forest Research (volume 34[8]) is devoted to a special topic: 'The International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) in Canada's Northwest Territories: Advancing the...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A graph has been constructed for determining one of five possible head fire intensity classes as well as the general type of fire (i.e., surface,intermittent crown or continuous crown) for Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System Fuel Type C-2 F...

Person: Alexander, Cole
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This file memo documents the authors' initial thoughts on a broad scale fire danger classification scheme for Alaska back in 1995 and subsequently followed up by some additional comments in 2012.

Person: Alexander
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In July 1992, after several seasons of informal testing, Alaska's interagency fire management community decided to adopt the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System in lieu of continuing to use the US National Fire Danger Rating System. The...

Person: Cole, Alexander
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

You cannot prevent fires. You can only prevent small ones becoming big ones (Taylor 1989). I think what Taylor (1989) meant to say was that 'You cannot necessarily prevent all fires from occurring. You can only possibly prevent some small...

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

Poster presentation providing the graph and the interpretations associated with the head fire intensity graph for the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System Fuel Type C-2 (Boreal Spruce) on level to gently undulating terrain and 85%...

Person: Cole, Alexander
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Rod Norum found that Fire Behavior Fuel Model 9 Rate of Spread X 1.2 worked best for predicting head fire spread rates in Alaskan black spruce. For flame lengths and in turn fire intensities he recommended using Fire Behavior Fuel Model 5. He compared...

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

The Canadian Forest Fire Behavior System is a systematic method for assessing wildland f1re behavior potential. The guide provides a simplified version of the system, presented in tabular format. It was prepared to assist staff in making first...

Person: Taylor, Pike, Alexander
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS