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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Ecosystem structure and function are strongly affected by disturbance events, many of which in North America are associated with seasonal temperature extremes, wildfires, and tropical storms. This study was conducted to evaluate patterns in a 19-year...

Person: Potter, Ping-Ning, Kumar, Kucharik, Klooster, Genovese, Cohen, Healey
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Lardner, Wright, Cohen, Curry, MacFarlane
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This publication is designed to help you minimize the risks of losing your home from wildfire. The first step is to understand wildife and how homes are destroyed. Next, consider the fire resistiveness of your house and the surrounding landscape, and...

Person: Barkley, Schnepf, Cohen
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Ecosystem structure and function are strongly affected by disturbance events, many of which in North America are associated with seasonal temperature extremes, wildfires, and tropical storms. This study was conducted to evaluate patterns in a 19-year...

Person: Potter, Ping-Ning, Kumar, Kucharik, Klooster, Genovese, Cohen, Healey
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This 25-minute video features Fire Scientist Jack Cohen showing examples of homes that were unprotected during a wildfire; homes using Home Protection Guidelines (see below); and examples where home protection guidelines can be put to use.

Person: Cohen
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

This study compared aspatial and spatial methods of using remote sensing and field data to predict maximum growing season leaf area index (LAI) maps in a boreal forest in Manitoba, Canada. The methods tested were orthogonal regression analysis (reduced...

Person: Berterretche, Hudak, Cohen, Maiersperger, Gower, Dungan
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Residential losses associated with wildland fires have become a serious international fire protection problem. The radiant heat flux from burning vegetation adjacent to a structure is a principal ignition factor. A thermal radiation and ignition model...

Person: Cohen, Butler
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Research results indicate that the home and its immediate surroundings within 100-200 feet (30-60 meters) principally determines the home ignition potential during severe wildland-urban fires. Research has also established that fire is an intrinsic...

Person: Cohen
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Safety zones are a primary component of firefighter safety. A theoretical study has been presented suggesting burn injury can be avoided if safety zones provide a minimum separation distance between the fire and the firefighter equal to 4 times the...

Person: Butler, Cohen
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The wildland-urban interface (W-UI) refers to residential areas surrounded by or adjacent to wildland areas. In recent years, significant W-UI residential fire losses have occurred nationwide in the United States that have focused attention on the...

Person: Cohen, Saveland
Year: 1997
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES