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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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

CFIS -- which stands for Crown Fire Initiation and Spread -- is a software tool or system incorporating several recently developed models designed to simulate crown fire behavior. The main outputs of CFIS are: (1) the likelihood of crown fire...

Person: Viegas, Alexander, Cruz, Lopes
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire is one of the key disturbances affecting aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) forest ecosystems within western Canadian wildlands, including Elk Island National Park. Prescribed fire use is a tool available to modify aspen forests, yet clearly...

Person: Andrews, Butler, Otway, Bork, Anderson, Alexander
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The use of fire by humans has a long and storied history, as has been chronicled globally by noted fire historian Stephen Pyne.... A prescribed fire can, if properly executed, accomplish many beneficial purposes.... There are...

Person: Alexander, Thomas
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A model was developed to predict the ignition of forest crown fuels above a surface fire based on heat transfer theory. The crown fuel ignition model (hereafter referred to as CFIM) is based on first principles, integrating: (i) the characteristics of...

Person: Cruz, Butler, Alexander, Forthofer, Wakimoto
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A crown fuel ignition model (CFIM) describing the temperature rise and subsequent ignition of the lower portion of tree crowns above a spreading surface fire was evaluated through a sensitivity analysis, comparison against other models, and testing...

Person: Cruz, Butler, Alexander
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Taylor, Alexander
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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

This article describes the work performed by Steve Otway in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an M.Sc. degree in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. His work has furthered some of the...

Person: Alexander
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES