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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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This newspaper article contains information regarding total acres burned during the 1964 Alaska wildfire season.

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Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The frequency and weight distributions of branch litter under lodgepole pine stands and the relation between weight of fuel and surface area were investigated using 1/10,000-acre circular plots. A graph is presented from which total surface area in the...

Person: Muraro
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Variations of fuel moisture and related parameters attributable to degree of slope were studied by establishing fire weather stations on six land surfaces of the same elevation and aspect but varying from 0 to 62 per cent in steepness. Mean maximum...

Person: Muraro
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

A study of the effects of exposure (aspect and slope angle) and natural shade on the moisture content of Douglas fir logging slash indicates that, throughout most of the fire season, such effects are not great enough to be of practical significance in...

Person: Williams
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'An ideal forest fire detection system would detect fires the instant they start, day or night, under any condition of visibility. Additionally, it could distinguish potentially dangerous fires from those that would not concern...

Person: Hirsch
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

An 80-foot-square plot in a red pine plantation was burned at extreme fire danger as part of a study of fire behavior and effect. When the wind reversed its direction, the original slow-moving back-fire changed within a few minutes to a fast-spreading...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In the open, the Xerometer readings bore almost no relation to the fuel moisture content, probably because the element is too well sheltered from the sun. Since it appears to be but marginally better than relative humidity as a measure of moisture...

Person: Bell, Van Wagner
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Mass fires are being investigated through a series of large-scale test fires. Preliminary results indicate: (a) air flow patterns that create eddies can result in fire vortices when fires is present; (b) the lower part of the convection column consists...

Person: Countryman
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Anderson
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Thermostability of plant cells is due to the resistance of their proteins to denaturation, resistance to injurious metabolic changes, reparatory capacity, and capacity to harden. Hardiness includes the stability of several functions and increases the...

Person: Alexandrov
Year: 1964
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS