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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 planar intersect technique involves counting or measuring diameters of woody pieces intersected by a vertical plane. It is based on the line intersect technique, which compares length of a given line and the amount of that line crossed by residue...

Person: Adams
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This publication contains instructions for manually calculating the indexes and components of the 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS). The procedures are explained with worked examples. Working sets of nomo grams for the 20 NFDRS fuel...

Person: Burgan, Cohen, Deeming
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A procedure for forecasting the 10-hour timelag fuel moisture was developed from the theory of diffusion in wood. Studies of fuel moisture processes relating meteorological variables, as an external force, to moisture exchange processes in wood are...

Person: Fosberg
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Foliar moisture content was sampled in five eastern Canadian conifers and two hardwoods during 1962-65, and seasonal trends were established. These were basically similar from year to year despite weather differences. The moisture content of new...

Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1967
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The 1978 National Fire-Danger Rating System (NFDRS) updates the danger rating system developed in the early 1970's and published by Deeming and others in 1972. Numerous changes have been made to correct deficiencies and to incorporate new...

Person: Deeming, Burgan, Cohen
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This report summarizes the development, history, and operational use of liquid ammonium phosphate and polyphosphate fire retardants since their first use in the early l960's. Several liquid ammonium polyphosphates were evaluated as long-term...

Person: George, Blakely, Johnson, Simmerman, Johnson
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A fire whirl from a liquid-fuel pool (acetone) is formed at the center of a rotating screen which imparts a controlled angular momentum to the ambient air. Measurements show that outside of the core the fluid motion is that of a free vortex. A hot-wire...

Person: Emmons, Ying
Year: 1967
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A set of value concepts and methods for appraising both values-at-risk and change in value resulting from wildfire are presented. Emphasis is placed on the effects of forest fires in terms of their affects on human and organization goal achievement....

Person: Crosby
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

[Excerpted from text] As interest in the prediction of actual fire spread rate increases, some way of accounting for the effect of slope desirable. The literature contains a few references on this question, and five of these are compared here.

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Person: Van Wagner
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In the mixing of a jet with a cross-stream, it is found that in the near field, defined as the region of the flow from the jet exit to a distance of a few diameters downstream of this exit, a considerable amount of dynamical adjustment takes place....

Person: Moussa, Trischka, Eskinazi
Year: 1977
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES